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.
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.
Here’s Why Rockford Has Been Getting Those Cool Purple Sunsets
If you haven't noticed the beautiful purple-hued sunsets we've been getting here recently in the Rockford area, you've been missing out on an interesting phenomenon.
There’s A Full Moon Tonight For Friday The 13th
We haven't seen a Harvest Moon occur on Friday the 13th since October of 2000, and it'll be awhile before it happens again.
New Report Shows Crime Is Down In Rockford
Released on the city's Facebook page, the numbers reflect January-August in both 2018 and 2019.
Rockford Park District Considers Golf, Pool, Snow Closures
The Rockford Park District has some serious budget issues to contend with, and some of their long-time facilities might not make the cut.
Rockford PD Need Citizen Help With The Community Camera Network
Security cameras have quickly become part of our everyday lives, and the Rockford Police Department has an idea for expanding their use.
Next Time You’re On A Six Flags Coaster, Keep Your Hands Up
The people in the photo have the right idea, because you never know when something valuable will just land in the palm of your hand.
Beloit Passes New Vaping Ordinance
With health concerns about vaping being top-of-mind in Wisconsin (and the rest of the nation), the City of Beloit passed a vaping ordinance Tuesday night to limit the use of the product.
Walter Payton and George Halas Statues Unveiled
The two statues, unveiled Tuesday at Soldier Field, are both 12-feet tall and are made of more than 3,000 pounds of bronze.
Wisconsin Gas Station Makes A Pricing Mistake
Cops were called, the station was shut down, but not before a bunch of people made off with some seriously under-priced gasoline.