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.
Have You Seen This Missing Belvidere Teen?
The Boone County Sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen from Belvidere.
Mama, Chicago Cops Just Killed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Law Enforcement Lip Sync Battle
A law enforcement lip sync battle that started a couple of weeks ago has made its way to Chicago, but could the RPD be called out next?
Rock Cut’s Olson Lake is Once Again Safe For Swimming; Will Reopen Soon
A Rockford lake has been deemed safe for swimming by The Winnebago County Health Department.
Celebrate National Hot Dog Month With This Portillo’s Hot Dog Deal
This hot dog deal for National Hot Dog month is a wiener!
Costco is Coming To Loves Park and We Can Taste the Free Samples Already
Still sad about Toys R Us closing? This news should help because Costco is basically just a Toys R Us for adults, am I right?
Say So Long to Summer Sunburns With…Shaving Cream? This Viral Tip Shows, Yes
Thanks to a viral post on Facebook, a Texas woman is teaching us a simple and effective method to healing a sunburn.
Cheers, Ryan Brewing Company is Holding Their Grand Opening This Friday
Let's all raise a glass for this new brewing company that's holding their grand opening in Roscoe this week.
World Pup 2018; Who Will Be Rockford’s Top Dog?
As non-soccer fans, we're celebrating the 2018 FIFA World Cup in our own way, with 'World Pup 2018.'
Downtown Rockford Is Ready for Round Two of Monumental Art
New sculptures are dressing up downtown Rockford starting this week and we have your first look at all 13.
Watch this Rockford Police Officer Get Served During Adorable Dance Battle
Watch what happens when a Rockford police offer gets into an epic dance battle with an adorable little girl.