Hi, I'm Mandy James. I'm a proverbial Midwestern girl that was born and raised in Minnesota don't chya know, but thanks to radio, I now call Illinois home. I fell in love with radio at a very young age; my career actually began when I was just 5 years old. I would walk around my grandma's house, pretending to be a DJ while interviewing people with her curling iron. Shortly after I turned 6, I decided to take a 24-year hiatus to get my act together and finally landed my first real job in radio as a polka DJ when I was 30. After spinning records and reading farm news for 5 years, I finally ended up here, in Rockford, where I enjoy doing things such as taking long naps on the couch, eating carbs and watching Netflix. Sometimes I like to do all three at the same time. I also love waking up with you every weekday morning on the Steve Shannon Show from 5:30 to 10 a.m. Thank you for making me part of your day.
Does Anyone Know What this Rockford Billboard Means?
Have you seen this billboard in Rockford? Find out where it is and tell us what you think it means.
Warning: Don’t Answer Calls from These Area Codes
If you've been getting phone calls or texts from any of these area codes, don't call or text back.
A Body Has Been Recovered at Rock Cut State Park
A body has been recovered at Rock Cut State Park; here's what we know so far.
It’s ‘Fursday’ and this Abandoned Pup in Rockford is Waiting for her Furever Promise
It's Fursday, which means it's time to meet our newest pet of the week from Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, Sammy.
13 WTF? #815 Instagram Pics that Have Nothing to do With Rockford
If you've ever taken a photo in Rockford, you might have tagged it with #815; so have these 13 people; but it's obvious that they weren't taken in Rockford.
You Could Get Married on the Ledge at Willis Tower on Valentine’s Day; Here’s How
Want to get married 1,353 feet in the air? Skydeck Chicago is looking for one lucky couple to get married on the skydeck on Valentine's Day.
Rockford Firefighter Hopes to Expand Coffee Business
Did you know that a local firefighter started a coffee business here in Rockford? They're looking to expand so we thought we'd tell you where to find it.
2017 Could be a Bad Year for These 3 Rockford Restaurants
Can these three Rockford restaurants survive in 2017 with our fast paced lifestyles, need for instant gratification and desire to save more money?
Where Does Illinois Rank by How Miserable its Winter Is?
Thrillist released a winter misery index, ranking all 50 states by how miserable their winters are; Illinois ranked much lower than we thought. Find out where.
Did You Know Rockford Has its Own ‘Elf on the Shelf?’
Keep your eyes peeled as you're driving around Rockford; you just might see the Forest City's very own "Elf on the Shelf."