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.
High River Waters Force ‘Head of the Rock Regatta’ Cancellation
Thanks to all the excessive rains we've been getting lately, the Rock River is too high to safely host the race this Sunday.
Alligator Found and Rescued in Lake Michigan
“It is not every day someone reports an alligator in Lake Michigan and the report is true,” the city of Waukegan said in a Facebook post.
Birds Are Getting Drunk Off Berries in Minnesota
I guess if my entertainment options were limited to ice fishing and picking out the perfect camo outfit for hunting season, I'd eat a few berries, too.
Boa Constrictor Found Along Mississippi River in Illinois
Judging by all the news reports out of Florida, you'd expect to find a boa constrictor in the Everglades--but in Fulton, Illinois?
‘Stroll on State’ Organizers Are Looking For A Tree
Rockford's biggest and best holiday party is looking for the centerpiece for "Stroll on State," and they hope that someone locally can help them out.
BBB’s ‘Free Community Shred Day’ is October 13th in Rockford
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) points out that one of the best ways to protect your identity is to shred unwanted personal, financial, and confidential documents. It's even better when it's free.
Michael Jordan Voted Illinois’ All-Time Top Athlete
Voters at IllinoisTop200 have weighed in on our state's biggest and best athletes as part of the countdown to the Illinois bicentennial.
Oregon’s Autumn on Parade is This Weekend
Oregon's famous festival, proudly organized and operated by community volunteers, is celebrating it's 48th anniversary this weekend, October 6-7.
How Well Is Illinois Prepared For The Next Recession?
The economy may be booming now, but sooner or later tougher times always show up. Is Illinois doing the right things to prepare? You probably know the answer.
In Illinois, A ‘Ballot Selfie’ Could Land You A Felony Charge
Early voting is upon us in Illinois. Mail-in ballots are free to fly. But don’t dare take a picture of your vote.