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.
Rockford’s March Home Sales Best in 12 Years
355 properties were sold in March of this year, the largest total number since 534 homes were sold in March of 2007.
Illinois’ Proposed Ban on Youth Tackle Football Dead For Now
The measure aimed at delaying the effects of helmet-banging head trauma lacks the votes to pass this session.
Chicago’s Alinea Named World’s Best Restaurant
If you're a "foodie," and you want to say you've dined in the world's best restaurant, you really don't have far to drive to make that happen. It's in Chicago.
Illinois Senate: Fine Students For Social Media Threats
If a new bill in the Illinois Senate makes its way through the process and becomes law, Illinois students who threaten a school with violence will be forced to pay for the emergency response.
Rockford’s BBB Director Dennis Horton Warns of Local Scams
If you're unfamiliar with the term "Tab-Nabbing," Dennis will fill you in on what it's about, and how someone could get a hold of your banking information.
Check Out the Lyrid Meteor Shower Over Rockford
It may seem odd, but some of those streaks in Rockford's night time skies aren't snowflakes--April is Lyrid Meteor Shower time once again.
Texting While Driving Penalties in Illinois May Get Tougher
It's illegal here in Illinois to text and drive, but to be honest, I see it happening all day, every day.
Supreme Court Rejects Rod Blagojevich Appeal
This morning's decision by the Supreme Court basically means that Illinois' former Governor has run out of chances to get out of prison early.
Chicago Sets New Record for 2018 Tourism
And they did it during some seriously cold weather.
Winnebago County Board Supports Future Casino
The City of Beloit recently announced their plans for a near-future casino project, and now the Winnebago County Board has expressed support for one here.