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.
Winnebago County Republican Chairman Reacts to HQ Vandalism
The Winnebago County Republican party headquarters building was vandalized Saturday overnight with the words "rape" and "shame" spray painted all across the building.
Mountain Lion Reported in Wheaton
Money Magazine recently called Wheaton one of the best cities in Illinois. Apparently, a large cat has a subscription--and wants to check things out.
BBB’s Dennis Horton on Florence, Door-to-Door Scams
Dennis Horton, Director of the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), discusses two current scams working their way through the Rockford area.
In Honor of Hawk’s Retirement, His Angriest Moments on Video
Legendary Chicago White Sox play-by-play man Hawk Harrelson has called it a career, but some of these moments will last forever.
How Happy Are Illinoisans Compared to Other States?
Studies have found that good economic, emotional, physical, and social health are all key to a well-balanced and fulfilled life. So, how are we doing in Illinois?
Michigan Mom Takes Daughter’s Phone–Goes to Jail
When her daughter got into trouble at school, mom took the phone away as a disciplinary measure. Then, things went downhill fast.
ALDI is Looking to Fill 300 Rockford-Area Positions
This Wednesday and Thursday, ALDI is hosting hiring events to fill positions in their Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Freeport and Belvidere stores.
Six Chicago Museums Are Offering Free Admission This Month
If it's been awhile since you've taken a museum road-trip to Chicago, and you love to save money, some Chicago museums have quite a deal for you.
The RACVB Has Some Great Ideas For Fall Fun
The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) knows pretty much every spot where Fall fun and adventure is taking place--and they're sharing.
Get Ready to #FallForRockford September 22nd
Mark your calendar for a brand new downtown Rockford festival, happening September 22nd.