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 Randy Hultgren on Budgets, Taxes, Service
14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren joins the WROK Morning Show monthly for a discussion of the issues in both Illinois and Washington, D.C.
Q & A With Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea
Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea, approaching two years on the job here in Rockford, dropped in this morning for a questions and answers segment with the WROK Morning Show.
Are Millennials Happy in Illinois?
Now, if you're feeling snarky, you probably asked yourself "Are they happy anywhere?"
Illinois Policy Weighs In On the Progressive Tax
Just last year the General Assembly passed a 32 percent tax hike. Now, one gubernatorial candidate is speaking out in favor of another tax--the progressive income tax.
Lemon Cake Triumphantly Returns to Portillo’s
Last year, people went crazy after Portillo's re-introduced their previously discontinued lemon cake. This year, Portillo's would like to see you go crazy all over again.
Wrigley Field is Ready After Lots of Work
Weather permitting (and snow ending), the Chicago Cubs will be showing off even more renovations to Wrigley Field today for the home opener.
LimeBike Launches in Rockford This Weekend
Illinois' (and the Upper Midwest's) first dock-free bikeshare program will be making its official debut this weekend in the Forest City.
Take a Look Back at the Clocktower (Before It’s Gone)
With this week's announcement of the Clocktower Resort's impending demolition, it won't be long until a Rockford landmark is nothing but a memory.
Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara’s ‘My Water Pledge’ Challenge
The mayor is challenging local residents to take the "My Water Pledge" to conserve water and potentially walk off with some cool prizes.
Dixon K9 Police Officer Receives Body Armor
The Dixon Police Department's K9 officer Hery (pronounced "Harry") is on the receiving end of a charitable donation that will help keep him safe and on the job.