Hi, I'm Mandy James. I'm a proverbial Midwestern girl that was born and raised in Minnesota don't chya know, but thanks to radio, I now call Illinois home. I fell in love with radio at a very young age; my career actually began when I was just 5 years old. I would walk around my grandma's house, pretending to be a DJ while interviewing people with her curling iron. Shortly after I turned 6, I decided to take a 24-year hiatus to get my act together and finally landed my first real job in radio as a polka DJ when I was 30. After spinning records and reading farm news for 5 years, I finally ended up here, in Rockford, where I enjoy doing things such as taking long naps on the couch, eating carbs and watching Netflix. Sometimes I like to do all three at the same time. I also love waking up with you every weekday morning on the Steve Shannon Show from 5:30 to 10 a.m. Thank you for making me part of your day.
Cast of ‘A League of Their Own’ Set to Return to Rockford to Celebrate the Peaches
Some of your favorite cast members from 'A League of Their Own' are coming to Rockford this spring to celebrate the team's 75th Anniversary.
ComEd Is Offering Assistance to Rockford Residents This Winter
Could you use some financial help with your heating bill this winter?
Real Life Grinch Steals Christmas Presents from Needy Students at a Rockford Elementary Sc…
Presents for children in need at a local elementary school were stolen during a home invasion earlier this week and we need your help replacing them.
9-Year-Old Rockford Girl Speaks Out Against Bullying
A Rockford girl is taking a stand against the bullies in her school while showing other kids how to take a stand.
This is What Would Happen If a Monster Earthquake Hit Illinois
If earthquakes like the ones that rocked Mexico last week were to strike here in Illinois, we'd be in a world of trouble.
Will Monday’s Forecast Be Good Enough for You to View the Solar Eclipse?
The forecast is starting to take shape for next week's solar eclipse, but will we even be able to see it in Illinois?
Can You Help Us Find This Man’s Family in Rockford?
A California woman is asking for help in locating a Rockford man's family after he ended up in an ICU in San Diego.
People are Going Bananas Over This Beef-A-Roo Promotion and I Just Can’t Anymore
Beef-a-roo's attempt at "appealing" to their customers on Facebook with some fruit humor has left the internet peeling disappointed and confused.
Rockford Residents Respond to Illinois’ New Budget in Four Words
We asked Rockford residents to describe how they feel about Illinois' new budget in four words; these were the best responses.
11 Things Every True Rockfordian Does in the Summer
How many of these things do you make sure you do every summer in Rockford?