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.
Sign of Spring: The Cubs Are Playing in Mesa Today
There is light at the end of a cold, wet, and snowy tunnel. The Cubs take on the Brewers out in Arizona today, kicking off Spring Training 2018.
Riverside Man Took Part in the 1st Iwo Jima Flag Raising
It was 73 years ago today (February 23rd) that one of history's most famous photos was taken. U.S. Marines raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II.
Fox Valley Thief Makes Off With $6,000 Bulldog Puppy
It's terrible that someone would do that, but there are dogs that cost 6 thousand dollars?
A New Study Reveals Illinois’ Most Hated Food
Somewhere, Mikey from the Life Cereal commercials is laughing at us.
Batavia Man Dies Hunting For Hidden Treasure
At least four other people have died since 2013 in Yellowstone Park looking for something called "Fenn's Treasure."
Check Out Illinois’ Spot on the Sinful States List
Keep in mind that one person's sinful place is another person's tourist attraction.
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.