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.
High Levels of E. Coli Bacteria Found in Rock River
As if all the flooding weren't enough, the Rock County Health Department says that high levels of the bacteria make parts of the Rock "unsuitable for recreation."
Illinoisans 4th of July Travel May Be Record-Setting
More than 2.5 million of us in the Land of Lincoln are planning on hitting the road to celebrate Independence Day 2018.
Videos On How and How Not to Pronounce Illinois? Really?
For those who just couldn't get a handle on how to properly say our state's name, YouTube can help.
Rockford Has Doubled The Average June Rainfall Totals
If you've had to dump out your rain gauge several times this month, it's because June 2018 is now among the top 5 wettest Junes ever in the Rockford area.
Rockford BBB’s Dennis Horton on Flood Scams
When severe weather strikes, it brings out the good in people who help their neighbors--and the worst in people who try to fleece those who need help.
This is Illinois’ (and America’s) Favorite Vegetable
Maybe you missed it, but Father's Day was also National Eat Your Vegetables Day.
How Many Bobcats Are Wandering Illinois?
After reading about a Georgia woman's horrific encounter with a bobcat, I began to wonder if it could happen in Illinois, too.
Join WROK For Another Awesome Trip to Cubs Spring Training
It's time to get yourself signed up for what has become a WROK annual tradition--leaving the cold and snow behind in Mesa, Arizona.
Elon Musk is Building Something Interesting in Chicago
Musk's "Boring Company" has a plan for Chicago and O'Hare Airport that is anything but boring.
The Midwest Is A Good Place To Be A Working Dad
Just in time for Father's Day, a new study lists the best and worst states to be a working dad.