Hi, I'm Mandy James. I'm a proverbial Midwestern girl that was born and raised in Minnesota don't chya know, but thanks to radio, I now call Illinois home. I fell in love with radio at a very young age; my career actually began when I was just 5 years old. I would walk around my grandma's house, pretending to be a DJ while interviewing people with her curling iron. Shortly after I turned 6, I decided to take a 24-year hiatus to get my act together and finally landed my first real job in radio as a polka DJ when I was 30. After spinning records and reading farm news for 5 years, I finally ended up here, in Rockford, where I enjoy doing things such as taking long naps on the couch, eating carbs and watching Netflix. Sometimes I like to do all three at the same time. I also love waking up with you every weekday morning on the Steve Shannon Show from 5:30 to 10 a.m. Thank you for making me part of your day.
Bodies of Missing Rockford Mom and Boyfriend Found Dead in Blackhawk Park
We have some very upsetting news regarding the disappearance of a Rockford mom, her boyfriend and estranged husband.
Illinoisan Asks ‘Can I Bring New Glarus Products Into Illinois;’ We Answer
You ask the hard hitting legal questions; we'll find you the answer. So what's up with New Glarus beer? Where can I buy, sell and bring it?
The Best Slang Term from Illinois is Apparently Used in Only Two U.S. Cities
The best slang term from Illinois could cause quite an interesting debate in your office today.
Illinois Police Remind Us to Turn Headlights On in Foggy Weather with Funny PSA
You wouldn't think that anyone with a drivers license would need to be reminded of this, unless they were sixteen.
Students Take the Lead on Gun Control and Plan School Walkouts; Will Rockford Schools Foll…
Students and organizations are protesting gun violence by organizing a series of national walkouts and marches. Should Rockford schools participate?
Belvidere High School Senior Passes out Messages of Love to Classmates
Looking for a way to make someone feel loved and cared about, no matter what crowd they roll with in school? Try this.
Rockford’s East High School Has Heartwarming Response to Florida School Shooting
Students at Rockford's East High School did something amazing to make their fellow students feel loved and safe at school.
McDonald’s Is Banishing Two Menu Favorites From Happy Meals
In an effort to cut back on calories and sodium, McDonald's is removing two items from Happy Meals.
Wisconsin Donut Shop Offers Uniquely Hilarious Valentine’s Delivery
Think we could get a bakery in Rockford to do this next year? Please say 'yes.'
Rockford Area Police Share Important Winter Tip to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Please check all of your exhaust vents when you get home from work today; it could save your life.