Recent Episodes

  • Episode 10: The Globetrotting Martin Sisters with Ryan Hall

    Ryan Hall holding a picture of his great great aunts, Mable & Lula Martin.  A few weeks ago I received a message on the Jake LaMore Facebook Page from a guy named, Ryan Hall. He told me how much he enjoyed listening to Kankakee Podcast and how he would love to share the story of…

  • Episode 9: Musa Man (Zion Ali)

    Left to Right: Musa Man (Zion Ali) and his good friend, Joe Martin. I’ve always believed it’s super important to support local original music. As you can imagine, it’s extremely difficult to launch a successful career writing and performing songs for a living. It’s not impossible though as Musa Man, a.k.a. Zion Ali points out…

  • Episode 8: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Molly Ehrich

    Several months ago I saw my fellow 2009 Bishop McNamara High School classmate, Molly Ehrich, post a status on Facebook stating that she was going to hike the Appalachian Trail. Mind you, this isn’t some excursion you attempt to do on a Sunday afternoon. The trail is over 2,000 miles long. So when I read…

  • Episode 7: The Inception of Kankakee County

    I’m excited to celebrate “Kankakee Day” for the very first time! I don’t believe I’ve ever celebrated this important day in our county’s history before. It might just be the first time for you as well. It was on this very same day in 1853 that Kankakee Depot was chosen as the county seat. Hence…

  • Episode 6: Lupe Carroll

    When I first started developing the idea of Kankakee Podcast in the fall of 2020, I knew I wanted Lupe Carroll to write the theme song. There was no doubt in my mind that Lupe had the voice and songwriting style I was looking for. So on this episode, we break down how Lupe created…

  • Episode 5: Mike Tomano

    I was one year into my broadcasting career when I first met Mike Tomano in 2015. I hosted the midday show on River Country 101.7 FM and Mike was hired to do the morning show. At that point, Mike had been out of radio for a year or so and wanted to give it one…

  • Episode 4: The Story of Col. James H. Kasler

    Today, as we honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, we also learn about the story of the late Colonel James H. Kasler. While the Colonel didn’t pass away during his time in service, he still has an incredible story I think we all need to hear. I…

  • Episode 3: Kent Wade

    I first met Kent Wade when I was doing a video shoot in December of 2020. Eric Peterson had asked both of us to be in a “Dad Joke Battle” video to support Toys For Tots. It turned out we had something in common other than being fathers. We both spoke to people for a…

  • Episode 2: Kankakee County Museum

    The Kankakee County Museum Campus is beautiful. Especially in the spring when the trees are blooming or in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. It’s a hot spot for taking for photos. We’ve all done it, right? I know we once shot photos there for when my son turned 18 months old. How…

  • Episode 1: Eric Peterson of Project Headspace & Timing

    When I started developing Kankakee Podcast in the fall of 2020, I couldn’t decide where to start. Who should be on the first episode? Who should be the first guest? There were so many great places and people to start with. I knew that I wanted Eric Peterson to be a guest at some point.…

  • Kankakee Podcast Premieres May 10th

    “It’s easy to see your hometown in black and white. However, if you open your eyes and take a second look, you’ll see that it’s full of life and hope.” Kankakee Podcast premieres Monday, May 10th at kankakeepodcast.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Hosted by, Jake LaMore. Logo by, Brandi Price. Theme song by,…