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 BBB’s Dennis Horton on Gift Cards, Holiday Hiring Scams
With the latest round of bad news for Sears, the BBB suggests you make use of any gift cards you may have lying around.
This is Illinois’ Most Hated Halloween Candy
According to an informal survey of the radio station's hallways, it's the most hated candy in our building, too.
Should We Get Rid of Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been with us here in America since 1918, but a growing percentage of us would like to see it dumped.
Who’s Got the Fastest Drive-Thru in Rockford?
A QSR Magazine study says that it took only three minutes and 13 seconds from the point of placing your B.K. order to the moment of the hand-off of food.
Illinois Policy’s Adam Schuster on Government Waste
An Illinois Policy study found $81 million in wasteful spending in the most recent state budget.
Two ‘Aggressive’ Badgers Break Out of Illinois Zoo
The Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley (near Rock Island) warns the public not to approach them because, well, they're badgers.
Medical Marijuana Use In Illinois Is Up 80%
Cook County had the most people using medical marijuana, with 7,500 certified patients. In Winnebago County, the number is 459.
Lineup Announced For Illinois’ 200th Birthday Party
Illinois celebrates 200 years with a huge Bicentennial Birthday Party at the United Center on December 3rd.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Jobs, Taxes, Kavanaugh
16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger visited the WROK Morning Show on Wednesday for a monthly discussion of the issues.
Navy Names Future Littoral Combat Ship ‘USS Beloit’
The newest littoral combat ship will be called the USS Beloit to honor the city's contributions to the navy and the country's national security.