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 2016 marked my 15th 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 25 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who works for a major cruise company), and Molly (a student at 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.
Monday’s Fog Had Rockford Drivers On Edge
If you were out and about around the Rockford area last night, you got a nice mix of gloomy and foggy--and some nervous drivers, too.
Wisconsin’s Wandering Mountain Lion Makes Another Stop
For the 2nd time in a little over a week, a very big cat has been spotted making its way across the state of Wisconsin.
You Can Help Select the ‘Illinois Top 200′
We, as Illinoisans, get to take part in our state’s 200th birthday by choosing the 200 greatest people, places and things in state history in online voting.
Rockford Area Weather: From Snow to Heavy Rain
We're really getting a look at diversity here in the Rockford area. Unfortunately, it's a diversity of weather conditions.
Wisconsin Has Been Having Some Mountain Lion Sightings
A Washington County, Wisconsin family's home security cameras got a really good look at a late night visitor a few days back.
Rockford, Beware of the ‘Ice Daggers of Doom’ at Your House
With the ups and downs of Rockford area temperatures lately, we're seeing a lot of melting going on. With the melting, we're also seeing a lot of what the Weather Channel calls "ice daggers of doom."
Congressman Randy Hultgren on Infrastructure, Tax Cuts, and More
14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren called in to the WROK Morning Show on Wednesday for his monthly discussion of the current issues in the House of Representatives.
Rockford’s ‘Our City, Our Story’ is Something Really Special
Pablo Korona, a Rockford-based visual storyteller, video producer, and director has a real gift for showing Rockford and Rockfordians in warm and intimate way. His story of "Merle + Stella" is yet another outstanding example.
When is Augmented Climbing Coming to Rockford?
That was the question my 24 year old son Spencer asked me yesterday as he looked at some really cool video of a new type of wall-climbing called "Augmented Climbing."
Chicago’s Channel 7 is Red-Faced Over P.F. Chang Olympics
We know that the Olympic Games have some big-spending sponsors, but after a thorough checking, we can confirm that P.F. Chang's is not one of them.