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 Goodwill Returns $10K in Silver Coins to Customer
Big kudos go out to the Goodwill Northern Illinois Machesney Park location and Chase Bank for both hiring the right people and doing the right thing.
It’s National Popcorn Day!
Here in Illinois, we grow more pumpkins than we do popcorn, but popcorn is our state's "official snack," so take that, you big orange gourds.
Illinoisans Are Planning on Doing Some Traveling This Year
Strong economic growth prompted a record number of us here in Illinois to travel during the holidays, and experts fully expect that trend to continue here in 2018.
Rockford Looks Amazing in ‘Stroll on State’ Video From RACVB
A promotional video released by the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) recapping the most recent "Stroll on State" shows Rockford in a really beautiful light.
Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters Might Be Coming to Chicago
It seems that the company with over half a million employees is feeling the need for more space.
Try Some ‘Winter Life Hacks’ to Get Through the Cold
We've just passed the mid-point of January, and experience tells us that we're not even close to getting rid of Old Man Winter.
It’s Radon Awareness Month, Time to Test Your Home
January is National Radon Awareness Month, and the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) is working with the US Environmental Health Protection Agency (EPA) in a national campaign.
Snow Sculpting Starts Tomorrow at Sinnissippi Park
It's back, and this time it looks like Mother Nature is going to cooperate. The 32nd Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition returns to Sinnissippi Park this Wednesday through Saturday.
Illinois’ Ranking on the List of the Best Places to Retire
If you've got an X on a certain date on your calendar marking your retirement, the next question is "Where are you going to spend your retirement?"
Rockford Area Snowfall Can’t Compare to Some of These
Granted, we haven't gotten much snowpack this season, so any amount is noticeable, but if you want to see true blizzard conditions, you'll need to look elsewhere.