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.
Illinois Inches Closer To “Tobacco 21″
The Illinois House passed a measure on Tuesday to hike the tobacco purchasing age to 21 from the current age of 18.
Illinois Has The Highest Tax Rates in America
Sure, it's great to be #1 at something, but I think most of us here in Illinois would prefer it to be in another category.
Little Caesar’s Pizza Warns Of Fake Coupon Scam
If the thought of getting three free large pizzas from Little Caesars sounds too good to be true, that's because it is.
Nicholas Conservatory Named Illinois’ Most Romantic Destination
Travel and Leisure's new list of the most romantic destinations in every state gives Rockford a big thumbs-up.
Chicago Cubs Announce Regional Sports Network Coming in 2020
Hunting to see which channel the Cubs game is on will be a thing of the past after this coming season.
Today’s Snow/Ice Mix Causing Flight Cancellations And More
Schools closing because of the weather conditions is one thing, but hundreds of flights being cancelled, combined with power outages across the region is an added layer of difficulty.
New Survey Lists Illinois’ Valentine’s Day Trends
As Americans, we're going to spend around $30 billion on Valentine's Day and all that comes with it. Here's what a survey says Illinoisans are spending it on.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger Reacts To SOTU Speech
Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined the WROK Morning Show on Wednesday to share his take on Tuesday night's State of the Union speech.
Rockford BBB Warns Of Tax Preparation Scams
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is reminding businesses and consumers to file smart in an effort to keep their tax information secure and avoid tax-related scams.
Rockford BBB Warns Residents of Cold Weather Scams
From driveway shoveling to furnace inspections and past due utility bill calls, cold weather scams run the gamut.