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.
Another Illinois Elected Official Heads to Prison
I know it's hard to believe, given our state's sterling reputation, that someone in elected office decided to screw over those responsible for electing them.
Congressman Randy Hultgren Talks Blago, North Korea, STEM
14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren joins the WROK Morning Show monthly for a discussion of the issues.
Naperville Sergeant Gets Hero Award for Saving Toddler
A one-year old toddler running alone down Route 59 could have ended tragically if it weren't for veteran Naperville Police Sgt. Anthony Mannino.
3 Area High Schools Make ‘Best in Illinois/Wisconsin’ List
U.S. News and World Report's 2018 best high school rankings found some high schools in the stateline that are worthy of high praise.
IllinoisTop200 Voters Have Chosen This as Illinois’ Top Book
IllinoisTop200.com is asking you to vote on all things Illinois as we celebrate our state's bicentennial year.
Supreme Court Stays Out of Wrigley Field Rooftop Dispute
Rooftop owners sued the Chicago Cubs over the right field videoboard, and they lost. The U.S. Supreme Court this morning agreed with a lower court decision.
Freeport’s Cancelled Fireworks Are Back On Again
Local business owners have announced a new effort to give Freeport residents a fireworks show after all.
BBB Says Taco-Fest Chicago May Be a Fake-Fest
If you bought tickets for this weekend's Taco Fest Chicago, you may find that your money is gone--and no tacos for you.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger on D-Day, Veterans
Congressman Kinzinger discusses the sacrifices made on Normandy's beaches 74 years ago, and what support for veterans means to him.
Illinois is America’s 35th Safest State
A new study looks at crime, terrorism, and natural disasters to rank each state in terms of safety.