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.
Local Blood Donations Are Down Due to Flu and Bad Weather
Freezing temperatures, along with snow & ice, have joined forces with the flu epidemic to keep many regular blood donors away from the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC).
Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Tax Cuts, RFD, SpaceX, and More
16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined the WROK Morning Show Wednesday morning for his monthly visit to discuss some of today's issues.
Economically, Good Things are Happening in the Rockford Area
Nathan Bryant, President and CEO of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council joined the WROK Morning Show this morning to fill us in on some really positive economic news for the Rockford area.
Give Yourself a Break With These Snow Removal Hacks
Maybe a few "life hacks" for getting rid of the snow will make it a little easier on you.
Is Illinois a Good Place to be Single? You Could do Worse
A new study takes a look at the best and worst states in the U.S. to be single (as in unmarried) person, and Illinois gets a pretty decent grade.
Time to Grab Tickets to the ARC’s Chocoholic Frolic
Show your support for the ARC by loading up a plate or five of some world-class chocolate creations February 22nd at Giovanni's.
Winter Weather Advisory Kicks in Today From Noon-Midnight
After getting a 1-3 inch sample snowfall over the weekend, it looks like we'll be dealing with more snowfall this afternoon--combined with some seriously cold temperatures.
Watch a Package Thief Get a Dose of Instant Karma
If you've every toyed with the idea of a security camera set-up on your front porch, this video should push you over into the "buy" column pretty quickly.
‘Serial Stowaway’ Arrested Again at O’Hare Airport
Maybe it's just me, but you'd figure that with today's high levels of transportation security that stowing away on a commercial airliner would be something that just can't and/or doesn't happen. And, you'd be wrong.
Hard to Believe, But Illinois is a Good Driving State
I know at least some of you, upon reading the headline, are saying "Wait, what? That can't be true! Have you actually driven in this state?!"