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.
Holiday Time Fun: The 34th Annual Rockton Christmas Walk
There are only so many days in the holiday season, but luckily for us, there are tons of great events crammed into those days--like this weekend's Rockton Christmas Walk.
Dunkin Says Your ‘DD Perks’ Account May Have Been Hacked
On the heels of Marriott's announcement of a hack that affects nearly 500 million guests, Dunkin (Donuts) says they've got a similar problem.
Video Gambling is Setting New Records in Rockford and Statewide
Based on data provided by the Illinois Gaming Board, video game based wagering has surpassed the $15 billion mark in Illinois, up nearly $2 billion over last year.
House Fails to Override Governor Rauner’s ‘Tobacco 21′ Veto
Six states have made 21 the legal age to buy tobacco, but here in Illinois, the legal age remains at 18.
Community Volunteers Needed For ‘Rockford Reads’
Rockford Reads has successfully brought together community volunteers and elementary students to work jointly on reading skills since 2001, and they need more volunteers this year.
Rockford PD Warns Against Leaving Unattended Cars ‘Warming Up’
It's cold out there, so you start your car a little early to warm it up while you wait inside your house. The Rockford Police Department says you're setting yourself up for a problem
Time Lapse Videos Show Northern Illinois Snowfall
Now that you're probably done shoveling yourself out, let's check out some footage captured on Sunday around the area.
Lincoln’s Funeral Named Illinois’ Most Unforgettable Moment
Abraham Lincoln's death and funeral were the most unforgettable moments in Illinois history as chosen by voters at IllinoisTop200.
Winnebago County Health Department: Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday said the public should not eat romaine lettuce as a result of a multistate E. coli outbreak. The WCHD agrees.
Joe Marino, Rockford’s ‘Mr. 4th of July’ Passes at 92
The man at the helm of Rockford's 4th of July Committee has been organizing Rockford's incredible fireworks displays since 1963.