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 2019 will mark my 18th 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 28 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who does voice-overs for audio books and commercial voice-over work, too), and Molly (a graduate of 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 Gets High Ranking On List Of Most Fun States
As an Illinoisan, you're living in a state that's probably a lot more fun that you thought, at least according to a new study.
Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo Welcomes Cute New Addition
There are lots of different wild creatures around the Rockford area, but the newest and most adorable among them can only be found at Summerfield Zoo.
Car Kills 19 Geese In Lake County, Cops Looking For Driver
Canada Geese don't have a lot of fans out there, but don't mess with them. They're classified as "Protected Migratory Birds."
Illinois Senate Passes Legal Weed Bill, Sends Back To House
The bill, which was amended by the Senate, now goes back to the Illinois House, which indicated in social media posts it would take quick action on it.
31-Foot Tall Lincoln Statue Makes Springfield Debut
After stops in Chicago and Peoria, the 19-ton sculpture named “Return Visit” took its place in front of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday.
Beloit Responds To ‘Worst City In Wisconsin’ Ranking By USA Today
USA Today's recent piece, entitled "These Are The Worst Cities To Live In, State By State," has prompted a reaction from Beloit, Wisconsin.
E. Coli Outbreak Grows To 10 States, Including Illinois
The CDC says that they're keeping track of 196 cases, including 28 people winding up in the hospital, up from 177 cases two weeks ago.
BBB’s Dennis Horton On Counterfeit Products And Other Scams
The idea that you may not always get what you payed for is not a new one, but when an average of 25% of online shoppers wind up with a fake product--folks start paying attention.
Illinois Office of Tourism Celebrates ‘Instagrammable Illinois’
The Illinois Office of Tourism will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) May 5th through the 11th by releasing new “Instagrammable Illinois” trip ideas showcasing 20 of our state’s most Insta-worthy places to visit in 2019.
Winnebago County Health Department Needs Community Mosquito Help
The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) is looking for local resident volunteers to help protect their neighborhoods from the nasty little biters.