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.
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Portillo’s Is Hooking Dads Up With Free Dessert For Father’s Day
Show dad some love with dessert this Father's Day.
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Red Robin is Honoring Rockford Teachers With Free Food on Tuesday
Red Robin is honoring Rockford teachers with free burgers and bottomless steak fries on Tuesday, June 5th.
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The Rockford Park District has issued a warning about an identity theft gang that's operating in the Rockford area.
We Have Some Questions About this Mysterious Rockford License Plate
We have so many questions about this license plate that was spotted in Rockford over the weekend. Do you have the answers?
World Famous Designer, Virgil Abloh, Sends Boylan Seniors Surprise Graduation Gift
Rockford native and fashion designer, Virgil Abloh, sent the seniors on Boylan's soccer team a surprise gift for graduation.
Auburn High School Pulls Senior Prank By Putting the School Up for Sale on Craigslist
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