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.
Cub Fan Sues The Cubs For Stealing His Idea
The fan (maybe "former fan") says he had a deal in place with the Cubs, but that deal fell through when the ’84 team was eliminated in the playoffs.
Machesney Park Goodwill Store Returns Stack Of Cash
It would appear that the old adage "Finders keepers" does not apply to the good folks at the Machesney Park Goodwill store.
Illinois Has Some Weird Halloween Laws
Scraping through a few hundred municipal codes in Illinois didn’t turn up any trick-or-treat ordinances allowing for jail time. But fines associated with age limits, curfews, masks and more were plentiful.
Woodfield Mall SUV Driver Charged With Terrorism
Javier Garcia, 22, was charged with terrorism early Sunday morning after allegedly plowing his speeding vehicle through an unprotected Sears entryway and straight into Woodfield Mall.
Rockford Family Will Be On Family Feud Today
It's always cool to see folks from Rockford and the Rockford area turn up on a nationally syndicated TV game show, win or lose.
Computer Hacker Takes Over Milwaukee Couple’s Home
Smart-home technology offers many positives for homeowners, but a big downside to it is the fact that a hacker can really cause some havoc when they get in to your system.
Kane County Man Becomes Victim in Lottery Scam
When someone offers you, a complete stranger, a cut of their lottery winnings if you can "help out with identification" it's a scam. A Batavia man knows that now.
Cops Spot Spotted Cows With Spotlights At Spotted Cow Brewery
No word on whether or not any red bulls have been seen hanging around the parking lot of the Red Bull factory.
Illinois Home Prices Surging, Inventory Shrinking
Year-over-year median price in Winnebago County is up 7.3% to $235,000.
Congressman Kinzinger On Impeachment, Kavanaugh, Broadband
16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger joins the WROK Morning Show monthly for a discussion of the issues from Washington.