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.
Illinois Health Officials Warn Of Flu/COVID-19 Co-Infections
As if dealing with this COVID-19 pandemic mess hasn't been challenging enough, let's add in the fact that we're approaching flu season.
Rockford BBB Warns Of Online Car Buying Scam
The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled an unprecedented shift to online shopping for consumer goods of all kinds, including vehicles. It's also bringing out the scams.
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The announcement of a temporary closure is due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.
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BBB’s Dennis Horton Talks Phone And Charity Scams
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Park District May Close Riverview Ice House, Elliot Golf Course
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Dekalb Man Advertises Drugs On Social Media, Gets Arrested
I'm no legal scholar, but even I was aware that law enforcement takes a pretty dim view of folks who use the internet as a way of advertising illegal drug sales.
Illinois Officials Say “Fill Out That Census!”
Officials said a 1 percent undercount is equal to $195 million lost to Illinois and local communities.