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.
The Girl Scouts Are Debuting a New Cookie and We Can’t Wait to Try It
If you love your treats salty and sweet, you're really going to love the Girl Scouts' newest cookie flavor.
Louie’s Tap House is Holding a Mom’s Back to School Party and Even Non-Moms are Invited
A Rockford area bar is throwing a party for parents to celebrate their kids going back to school with Bloody Marys and breakfast.
Beloit is Considering a Drive Thru Convenience Store and We’re So Ready For It
A new way for you to get your beer, cigarettes and other convenience store needs could be coming to Beloit soon.
Rockford Woman Needs Your Help Identifying ‘The Old Lady Porch Bandits’
A Rockford woman needs your help identifying two 'porch pirates' who were caught red handed stealing her patio furniture.
License Plate Readers Coming to Busy Loves Park Streets
In an effort to catch criminals and track down stolen vehicles, a local police department is going to line busy streets with license plate readers.
IDOT Needs to Jump in on the #InMyFeelings Challenge ASAP
We thought the ketchup debate highway sign was funny, but this is funnier.
Rockford Ranks #2 in Illinois in Human Trafficking
Rockford is currently ranked number 2 in the State of Illinois for human trafficking.
Madison is Getting a Unique ‘Pay What You Can’ Restaurant
Something pretty unique is cooking up in Madison.
Public Breastfeeding Is Officially Legal in Illinois…and the Rest of the US
Breastfeeding moms, rejoice! You can now bond with your baby wherever you want.
Roscoe Police Started a ‘Dancing For Donuts’ Challenge and We Almost Missed It
Roscoe & Rockton Police Face Off in 'Dance for Donuts' Challenge