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.
FTC/BBB Have Some Tips For Keeping Porch Pirates Away
Before we started getting all these packages delivered directly to our front door on a regular basis, I'm sure the number of porch thefts was a lot less than it is today simply because there weren't as many opportunities for porch pirates.
Take A Behind The Scenes Look At Nicholas’ All-Aglow Exhibit
Rockford's Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens has (once again this year) provided a much-needed antidote to our current locked-down, stay at home mentality with another stunning lights display.
Travel Group Predicts Illinois Holiday Travel Numbers Will Crash
In spite of (or maybe because of) warnings galore to skip the traveling over Thanksgiving, lots of Illinoisans still hit the road. Christmastime may be a different story.
Tonight’s A Good Night To Catch The Geminid Meteor Shower
Your best bet to see the sometimes colorful fireballs of the Geminid Meteor Shower will be somewhere away from the Rockford area's lights.
For The 1st Time, Illinois Weed Sales Don’t Set A Monthly Record
Since legalization of recreational marijuana began at the first of the year, Illinois failed to break a new month-over-month sales record in November.
Rock Valley College Seals Time Capsule For 2070 Opening
Back in November, officials at Rock Valley College (RVC) got together at the cornerstone of the Educational Resource Center (ERC) to take a look behind it at a time capsule put there in 1970.
Peoria Artist’s Cookie Monster Mural Enrages Building’s Owner
How in the world could a mural of Cookie Monster upset someone, you ask? Well, when it gets painted onto a building without asking the building's owner if it's okay.
Illinois Drivers License Facilities To Remain Closed Until 2021
So, you haven't been able to renew your driver's license and it is nearing an expiration date. Well, it turns out you don't have to stress about it.
The Clock Is Ticking On Illinois’ Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Because of this ongoing pandemic, we're doing a lot of things differently this year than we normally do. One of those things is holiday shopping. More people started earlier, and more are shopping online.
Microwave Turkey? Butterball Says You Can Do It
Okay, but as the saying goes, just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should do it.