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.
BBB’s Dennis Horton On The Latest COVID-19 Scam Activity
Even in the toughest of times, the scammers of the world are always looking to fleece their next victim. Senior citizens have been especially targeted.
Rockford’s GrantView Distillery Is Now Making Hand Sanitizer
GrantView Distillery will be donating its product to first-responders in Rockford to help with the COVID-19 outbreak.
United Way’s Paul Logli Talks COVID-19 Emergency Fund
The purpose of the fund is to support human service organizations as they respond to the needs of individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences.
Rockford Police Application Window Ends Tuesday
The Rockford Police Department has been looking for new recruits and taking job applications for the last month. The deadline is Tuesday, the 31st.
United Way Urges Donations To COVID-19 Emergency Fund
United Way of Rock River Valley has established a COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund for the entire Rock River Valley.
ISP Is Giving Up Hats And Ties To Stop Spread Of COVID-19
Illinois State Police will not longer wear hats or ties in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak in an effort to prevent the spread of disease.
Chad Tuneberg On The COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund
Yesterday, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara announced details about the new loan fund that's designed to help local businesses get through this incredibly rough period.
Help Unemployed Bartenders With Virtual Tip Jar
Miller Lite beer is throwing a million dollars into the virtual tip jar to get things started. Rockford area bartenders would love to know that you're thinking of them, too.
The US Post Office Is Hiring Hundreds Locally
The USPS says no experience is necessary, and training is provided.
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As much as you may be trying to stay inside and away from everyone else, you still need the essentials right?