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 Answers ‘Most Asked Questions’
Dennis Horton, Director of the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) joined us this morning to answer some frequent questions they receive at the BBB.
Illinois Gets High Ranking On List Of Most Fun States
As an Illinoisan, you're living in a state that's probably a lot more fun that you thought, at least according to a new study.
Father’s Day Is Sunday, So Here Are A Few Facts About It
It's been a national holiday since 1966, but how much do you know about Father's Day other than neckties, tools, gadgets, and nose-trimmers often make up a big part of it?
Rockford’s Imperial Palace To Close Doors After 27 Years
Imperial Palace, a longtime Rockford favorite, will shutter permanently at the end of this month for a couple of good reasons.
Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo Welcomes Cute New Addition
There are lots of different wild creatures around the Rockford area, but the newest and most adorable among them can only be found at Summerfield Zoo.
Car Kills 19 Geese In Lake County, Cops Looking For Driver
Canada Geese don't have a lot of fans out there, but don't mess with them. They're classified as "Protected Migratory Birds."
Congressman Adam Kinzinger On Immigration, Impeachment, Energy
Every month, 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger joins us on the WROK Morning Show for a discussion of the current issues in Washington, DC and here in Illinois.
Illinois EPA Says To Avoid Blue-Green Algae In Lakes And Rivers
Current water conditions make this an ideal time for blue-green algae growth, and Illinois health officials warn some can be toxic.
WCAS To Renovate Shelter, But They Need Adoption Help First
Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) says they have 40 dogs that need to be adopted before they can begin work on new kennels.
Recall Alert: Tyson Foods Recalls 190,000 Pounds Of Chicken
When you buy chicken, you just want chicken. Pieces of plastic found in some packages will really wreck the experience.