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.
Rockton’s Old Settlers Days Happens Next Weekend
With a bigger and more diverse musical lineup than ever before, the Stateline's largest music-fest kicks off next Thursday in Rockton.
Freeport Says No to a 4th of July Fireworks Show
The city says it will not sponsor the fireworks due to budgetary constraints, among other reasons.
Illinois Policy’s Adam Schuster on the State Budget
The new "budget," or more accurately, spending plan, passed in Springfield looks like more of the same old thing for Illinoisans.
Rockford BBB Warns of Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams
If that letter or call says that you've won a big jackpot, chance are you're about to be scammed out of some money.
Rockford BBB: Watch Out For Summer Scams
With the change of seasons, we get a change in scam tactics.
Where Illinois Ranks on the ‘Best States for Jobs’ List
With over 164,000 new jobs added nationally in April 2018 alone and the unemployment rate at the lowest it’s been since 2000 being celebrated, how does that translate to Illinois?
Illinois-Based Sears to Close Another 72 Stores
That number may go even higher when the list of store closings is released later today.
Dust Devil Invades Libertyville Little League Game
We've seen a lot of baseball games getting rained out here in the Midwest, but this appears to be our first "dust devil" delay.
State to Spend $26 Million on Bypass 20 Repairs
Governor Rauner's proposed $11.5 billion infrastructure plan has targeted repair spots that factor in to local economies.
The Rockford Town Fair Starts Tomorrow
It's back again by popular demand, and kicking off this Thursday at the Rockford Speedway.