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.
Dairyhaus Takes Blame for Long Cold Snap With Hilarious Confession Video
We finally know who's responsible for this unseasonably cold weather.
Machesney Park Votes to Keep the Party Going at ‘Pee Island’
Boating season just got even better for boaters in Machesney Park.
One of Rockford Airport’s Most Used Airlines is Also the Most Dangerous
There's a reason your airline ticket to Las Vegas was so cheap.
Lettuce Tell You Something, Schnucks Has Recalled Romaine Lettuce After E. Coli Outbreak
Lettuce tell you something, Romaine lettuce sold at a popular Rockford grocery store after an E. Coli outbreak.
Wrigley’s Free Summer Movies Have Been Announced and They Include a Rockford Fave
If winter ever ends, we've got some free movies to watch at Wrigley this summer....including a Rockford favorite. Find out when it's playing.
Crafty Kids Pull a ‘Ferris Bueller’ to Attend Cubs Game, Run Into Principal at Wrigley
Two boys learned an very important lesson when it comes to playing hooky from school- keep a low profile. Check out the sign that got them busted.
With Just a Click You Can Now See if Your Facebook Data Was Compromised by Cambridge Analy…
Facebook has created a tool that tells you if your data was compromised while taking personality quizzes on their platform. Was yours?
Should Illinois Fine Drivers for Lollygagging in the Left Lane?
We've all been stuck behind one- the slow driver in the left lane. Should Illinois start fining them for getting in the way?
Rockford Taco Bells are Taking Nacho Fries Off the Menu and We’re Beside Ourselves
Did you happen to notice that one of your favorite menu items from Rockford Taco Bells might already be gone?
Dunkin’ Donuts is Testing a New Snack Food That Needs to Come to Rockford ASAP
Please, Dunkin, bring these to Rockford.