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.
Stockton Man Wins ‘Best Bagger In Illinois’ Contest
I can tell you the secret is to create a cushion of eggs on the bottom of the bag, then dump the heaviest stuff on top. Or, something like that. It's been a few years...
Chicago Is America’s ‘Rattiest City’ Once Again
We're not talking about rats who tell the Feds where the bribe money came from, or the inflatables that unions set up outside businesses that attract their ire.
Another Day, Another Recall–This Time It’s Beef
Several frozen beef products produced in Canada and sold in Illinois (among other states), is being pulled due to a risk of E. coli contamination.
How To Make Rockford’s Halloween Scarier? Money Spiders!
Why bother going out and spending money on fake spider webs to give your place a spooky look when a few money spiders can do it for you?
Congressman Adam Kinzinger On Syria/Turkey, Impeachment Talk
16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger visited the WROK Morning Show Wednesday morning to discuss a couple of hot-button topics.
WalletHub: Rockford Near Bottom In Economic Growth
To determine where the fastest local economic growth has occurred in the U.S., WalletHub compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 17 key measures.
Illinois Red-Light Cameras Rake In Over $1 Billion
Illinois drivers have shelled out more than $1 billion in red-light camera fines over the past 10 years, according to new analysis by the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Institute.
Deer Mating Season Makes Illinois Travel Dangerous
If you've lived in this part of the country for any length of time, you're probably well aware that this time of year can be dicey on the roads.
Dixon Police Rename Vehicles For Columbus Day
If you're not on Twitter, the Dixon Police Department's Twitter feed is a great reason to get on board.
Circle Of Change Is Veterans Helping Dogs Helping Veterans
I had the chance to visit a Circle of Change dog training program recently, and I've gotta tell you, this is something really special.