Ron & Kathy Raczkowski are from Mosinee, WI. Ron plays trumpet with the Polish Connection Band and has been playing horn since the 6th grade. He is the brother of our very own Wally Raczkowski. Ron hosted a one hour online polka show called “Polkas From The Barn” along with Jimmy Benaszeski from 2003 until 2011. Their show initially aired on their own website, then moved to the Jammer in 2010. After Ron & Jimmy parted ways in December of 2011, Ron brought his wife Kathy on the air and changed the name of the show to “Polkas In Vogue”. In July of 2014, Ron & Kathy moved to the current Thursday night 8:00pm – 10:00pm ET time slot when Wally & Maryann asked to switch time slots.
Kathy grew up in Ripon Wisconsin where her parents would take Kathy and her brother Joe to polka dances every weekend. Kathy and Joe received many trophies throughout the years and still enjoys polka dancing. Ron & Kathy met at Pulaski Polka Days in 1996 and were married in 2000. They have a daughter Kassi.
Polkas In Vogue translates to “Polkas – in the current style”. While they never want to forget the bands from years ago, Polkas In Vogue will feature bands of today that keep polka music alive and moving forward. We hope you tune in to their LIVE show every Thursday night from 8:00pm – 10:00 pm ET.