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.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger Reacts To SOTU Speech
Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined the WROK Morning Show on Wednesday to share his take on Tuesday night's State of the Union speech.
Rockford BBB Warns Of Tax Preparation Scams
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is reminding businesses and consumers to file smart in an effort to keep their tax information secure and avoid tax-related scams.
Illinois Policy’s Adam Schuster Talks Balanced Budget
Illinois Policy Institute is kicking off budget season by releasing its comprehensive plan to end the perpetual budget crises that have plagued the state for decades.
BBB’s Dennis Horton On The Latest Rockford Area Scams
Dennis gives us the lowdown on several scams working their way through the Rockford area, including tax season cons, business scams, and con men pretending to be clergymen.
American Lung Association Says Illinois Lagging on Cutting Smokes
In a new report titled “State of Tobacco Control,” the American Lung Association gives Illinois grades in funding for smoking cessation and prevention programs, tobacco taxation and access to existing quit-smoking services.
ICYMI: Punxsutawney Phil Sees No Shadow, Early Spring Coming
If you had more pressing issues to deal with on a Saturday morning than whether or not a sleep-deprived rodent with depth perception difficulties detected an upcoming pressure system change, here's what happened.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin’s Jimmy The Groundhog Is Ready
We used to have to wait to hear what the weather-prognosticating groundhogs had to say until Groundhog Day, but thanks to social media, we get a preview.
These Are The Most Uniquely Searched Super Bowl Recipes
This year, Americans are expected to spend $14.8 billion on the game, for an average of $81.30 per person, with much of that spending on food and drink, according to the National Retail Federation.
McLean PD Arrest Frozen’s Elsa For Aggravated Wind Chill
Just like back in the days of witches in Salem, frightened townsfolk in McLean were looking for a scapegoat--and they found one.
Polar Vortex Causes Chicago River To ‘Smoke’
In a month full of strange and record-breaking weather events, you can add "smoking Chicago River" to the list of oddities we're experiencing.