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 2019 will mark my 18th 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 28 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who does voice-overs for audio books and commercial voice-over work, too), and Molly (a graduate of 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.
Times Change: There’s A Hemp Display At The Illinois State Fair
No, it's not the kind you smoke. This is newly-legalized industrial hemp, the plant that for years was used for cloth, rope, and many other applications.
Illinois Secretary Of State Jesse White Says No To Re-election
Calling his current sixth term his "last tour of duty," Jesse White says he won't run for another term as Illinois' Secretary of State.
State Moves To Keep Blagojevich From Practicing Law
It's been eight years since his conviction on corruption charges. They're just now getting around to this?
It’s 815 Day, So Here’s A List Of Things To Do Today
On 815 Day, we celebrate all things Rockford. So, there's got to be a lot going on, right? Let's take a look.
RFD Adds A New Destination: Sarasota, Florida
The home of Siesta Key, voted the #1 beach in the USA (at least according to a sign they put up there), is the latest vacation destination at RFD.
Study Says Chicago Casino Would Not Be Profitable
"If you build it, they will come" might work for a baseball diamond in a cornfield, but apparently not for a Chicago-based casino, according to a consultant.
New Trend In Rockford: Falling Gas Prices
Gas Buddy says in the past month here in Rockford, gas prices have fallen over 30 cents per gallon.
BBB’s Dennis Horton on One-Call And DNA Medicare Scams
From tricking you into a huge phone bill to trying to scare you into a DNA test, scammers are really aiming at your wallet and identity.
When To Look For The Perseid Meteor Shower In Rockford
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower can produce up to 100 meteors per hour in our sky, and early next week is prime viewing time here in the Midwest.
Frontier Airlines Offers Free Flights–With A Slight Catch
Is your last name Green or Greene? If so, Frontier Airlines is giving you the chance to book a free flight this month.