I consider myself lucky to have been born and raised right here in the Rock River Valley, a place that my family and my wife Amy's family have called home for generations. I was first hired at WROK in 1983, and except for a short departure, I've spent my entire career right here in Rockford. Halloween of 2016 marked my 15th anniversary of hosting the WROK Morning Show, making me the longest-serving morning show host in the station's nearly 100-year history. Amy and I have been happily married for 25 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who works for a major cruise company), and Molly (a student at Rock Valley College who also dazzles with service at a popular local restaurant). I'm luckier than I ever thought possible. When I'm not here at the station, I can usually be found at one of Rockford's many great, local events, either as host/master of ceremonies, or as an attendee. If we should meet, feel free to buy me 1 to 7 drinks.
Lemon Cake Triumphantly Returns to Portillo’s
Last year, people went crazy after Portillo's re-introduced their previously discontinued lemon cake. This year, Portillo's would like to see you go crazy all over again.
Wrigley Field is Ready After Lots of Work
Weather permitting (and snow ending), the Chicago Cubs will be showing off even more renovations to Wrigley Field today for the home opener.
LimeBike Launches in Rockford This Weekend
Illinois' (and the Upper Midwest's) first dock-free bikeshare program will be making its official debut this weekend in the Forest City.
Big Snake Crashes Quincy Family’s Easter Party
Sure, it's all fun, games, bunnies, and eggs--until a large snake peeks out of your toilet.
Illinois Death Linked to Synthetic Marijuana
Less than a week after the Illinois Department of Public Health warning about "severe bleeding" from synthetic weed, Illinois reports its first fatality.
Illinois Gas Prices Are on the Rise
Gas prices across Illinois and Indiana are on the rise heading into April with drivers paying significantly more than they did both last month and last year.
Rockford’s Roads–By the Numbers
It's that fun, post-winter time in Rockford when you begin to wonder when, not if, you'll knock your car out of alignment hitting a pothole.
Millions of Illinoisans Hitting the Road for Easter Weekend
With the Easter/Passover weekend coming up, hitting the road and visiting friends and family are high on our priority lists.
Rockford’s New Budget Includes Utility Tax
Rockford aldermen, looking for ways to generate revenue for a city that desperately needs it, have approved a budget that includes a utility tax on natural gas and electricity.
Huntley Outlet Mall to be Demolished in April
After a year of being closed, a lawsuit has decided the issues, and the 279,000 square foot mall is about to be razed.