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.
Two Reasons To Check Rockford’s Skies This Week
Unless the last things in the world you'd find interesting are the final full moon of the decade and a meteor shower.
Illinois’ Tax On Car Trade-Ins Goes Up In 2020
If you're considering trading in your used car so you can buy yourself something new, you might want to move quickly. After the new year, the trade-in credit is going down and the sales tax is going up.
Another Day, Another Recall: Now It’s Salad
Packaged salads are the 2nd fastest selling item on grocery store shelves, trailing only bottled water.
If You’re Worried About Porch Pirates, Try These Tips
A porch pirate, as defined by Urban Dictionary, is a person or persons who steal packages off of unsuspecting customers' porches or front door areas.
What Does Rockford Prefer, Real Or Fake Christmas Trees?
When my kids were small, we always went for the real Christmas Trees. However, when they got a bit older, my wife and I made the switch.
Rockford Cops: Stop Leaving Cars Unattended
Rockford Police say in the last month, there were more than 30 auto thefts, with a majority of cars being left unattended with keys inside.
Study Claims Illinois’ Favorite Christmas Dish Is Hot Chocolate
Spoon University, in a rundown of each state's favorite Christmas dish, has totally missed the mark with this one. Right?
Chicago Police Release Marijuana Facts Video
As you may know, recreational marijuana becomes legal here in Illinois on January 1st, but the Chicago Police Department wants you to know that there are definitely rules.
You’ve Heard Of Deer In Headlights, But This?
The expression "Like a deer in headlights" generally means a look of confusion or disorientation. Like a deer in who recently found its antlers tangled up in holiday lights.
Lawsuit Continues To Delay John Dillinger Exhumation
The efforts by Dillinger's nephew to exhume the body of the famous public enemy have been hampered by lack of cooperation from authorities, and now, a lawsuit.