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.
Donor Traffic is Down, and the RRVBC Needs Your Help
With over 300 less donations this month than expected, cold and flu season has cut blood donations to the RRVBC by 13%.
Sam’s Club is Closing 63 Stores–and 7 Are in Illinois
Illinois is losing 7 Sam's Clubs--the most of any state.
Congressman Randy Hultgren on Taxes, Veterans, STEM, and More
14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren joins us monthly on the WROK Morning Show to discuss the latest happenings from Washington and the local district.
Wisconsin is Targeting Illinois Millennials With New Ads
Wisconsin is promising better opportunities along with a better quality-of-life.
When the Weather Gets Warmer, The Ice Begins to Fall
The Rockford area is thawing out a bit this week with some unseasonable temperatures. However, those rising temps sometimes lead to something else falling---chunks of ice.
The Flu Bug is Spiking in Winnebago County
It's not too late to get that flu shot, and there are some other ways to keep yourself protected from becoming a flu season statistic.
There’s a New Baby at Peoria Zoo Who Weighs 122 Pounds
It's always exciting when a new member of the family is born, but not many of us expect to see a newborn who's almost 6 feet tall and weighs in at 122 pounds. Then again, most of us aren't giraffes.
Walmart’s Most Popular Items in the Midwest Are…
Walmart recently released their list of the best-selling items of 2017, and it's somewhat enlightening to see what the most popular items are state-by-state.
Cold? Here Are Some Live Tropical Beach Webcams to Warm You
Let's use some technology to take some of frozen edge off of a Midwestern January.
We May Hate It, But Really Cold Weather Has Benefits
I know, I know. If there are benefits to all this cold, it won't be as much fun to complain about it.