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.
Rockford BBB’s Dennis Horton On The Latest Rockford Area Scams
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Rockford PD’s ‘Rock House’ Program Gets National Attention
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Bizarre Family Behavior at Eau Claire, Wisconsin Walmart
A mom, her 25 year old son, and their dog Bo made their visit to the Eau Claire Walmart something that locals will remember for a long while.
Illinois Receives $15 Million From Feds For Opioid Fight
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has secured $15 million in additional federal funding to expand opioid use disorder treatment in Illinois.
ISP Captain Carl Heinz On Distracted Driving, Trooper Deaths
Illinois State Police District 16 Captain Carl Heinz joined the WROK Morning Show on Friday to discuss the recent spate of troopers being killed on Illinois' highways.
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