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.
Dunkin’ Donuts is Testing a New Snack Food That Needs to Come to Rockford ASAP
Please, Dunkin, bring these to Rockford.
CherryVale Mall Puts Safety First With Upgraded Security System
After four shootings in two years, the CherryVale Mall is putting your safety first with this upgraded security system.
Sad, After 50 Years the Rockford Clock Tower Resort is Being Demolished Next Week
After next week, the Clock Tower will be no more.
Everything Must Go; Liquidation Sale Underway at Rockford Kmart
The liquidation sale for one of Rockford's Kmarts has begun. Find out how long you have to take advantage of big savings.
Rockford Police Won’t Be Responding to Your Minor Car Crashes Anymore
So you were just in a minor car accident in Rockford; now what? Here's when this big change is coming to the Rockford Police Department and what to do next.
Study Reveals Just How Much Rockford Potholes Are Costing You
If you had to take a guess, how much would you say you pay in car repairs thanks to Rockford roads?
These Quizzes on Facebook Could Expose Your Personal Information to Hackers
Facebook quizzes, it's all fun and games until your identity gets stolen.
Construction is Set to Restart on a Busy Rockford Road and We Already Have Road Rage
Are you ready to rage? As in road rage. After falling behind, construction is set to restart on road a lot of Rockfordians use everyday.
SwedishAmerican Makes Dying Grandmother’s Wish Come True with a Wedding
Swedish American made a dying grandmother's wish come true with a beautiful wedding.
We’re Ready to Sip and Shop, Bars Inside Grocery Stores Are a Thing Now
Leave it to our neighbors to the north to start a shopping trend that needs to come to Illinois grocery stores ASAP.