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.
Hitting the Road for Christmas? You’ll Have Plenty of Company
It was a record-setting travel weekend at Thanksgiving, and Christmas looks to be even bigger.
‘Rockford Reads’ is an Outstanding Program Looking for Volunteers
An hour a week is all it takes to make a big impact on the life of a Rockford second-grader.
Illinois is Losing People and Their Money
Why is our state hemorrhaging so many people and so much money to surrounding states?
Congressman Randy Hultgren Talks Tax Reform on WROK
We asked for Congressman Hultgren's thoughts on yesterday's polarizing election in Alabama, and the current progress with tax reform.
Check Out the Drunkest Cities in the Midwest
The Green Bay Packers seem to dominate the Chicago Bears every year, and Green Bay's alcohol consumption also dominates the entire Midwest.
4 Year Old Chicago Boy Reads 100 Books in a Day
While many of us were binge-watching Netflix, this young man was in the midst of a book-binge.
Who Turns 75 on Saturday and is Still Scary? This Guy
One of the most beloved athletes in Chicago and Illinois sports history is still going strong at 75.
Will Sweden’s Gävle Goat Make it Until Christmas?
It's just not the holidays until a 43 foot goat finds itself under attack by arsonists.
Head for Downtown Rockford to ‘Shop on State’ This Saturday
Hot on the heels of Stroll on State, here's another opportunity to check out all the cool things waiting for you in Downtown Rockford.
Chicago Dog Escapes Owner, Makes it to Daycare Solo
Apparently, the 15 week old Malamute had places to go, and people to see.