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 Warns Of Some Current Tech Scams
Dennis Horton is the Director of the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), joining us twice monthly with the latest information on area scam activity.
Rockford Area Warming Centers Are Open and Helping
With single-digit temperatures and sub-zero windchills throughout the Stateline, it's nice to know that our area warming centers are helping to cut the chill.
State Rep. John Cabello Talks FOID Card Repeal Bill
68th District Representative John Cabello has filed House Bill 4067 which would eliminate the law that requires all Illinois residents to apply for a FOID card in order to legally possess or purchase guns or ammunition in the state.
New Regulations For Illinois Gun Dealers Take Effect Today
The Firearm Dealer License Certification Act applies to any business that leases, sells or trades firearms.
Chicago Meteorologist Says ‘Don’t Eat Snow’
As kids (and sometimes as adults), most, if not all of us, chowed down on a snowball or handful of snow. It turns out that maybe we should phase that out of our diets.
Representative John Cabello Looks To Repeal FOID Cards
The Firearm Owners Identification Card Act has been on Illinois' books for nearly 50 years, and 68th District Representative John Cabello thinks that's more than enough.
Weed Sales In Illinois Hit $20 Million In 12 Days
Only California, which saw nearly $15 million in sales in its first week, had a bigger roll-out than Illinois.
Goodwill Is Offering Free Tax Prep Again This Year
Goodwill’s tax sites offer free tax preparation and filing to individuals and families with income less than $56,000.
Heavy Winds and Waves Damage Chicago’s Lakefront
High waves along Lake Michigan over the weekend left part of Chicago’s lakefront path in pieces, crumbling asphalt and piling sand in several locations.
Take A Look At These Coyotes Running Around Chicago
With the Bears season over, the Bulls and Blackhawks both fairly unwatchable, and the Cubs and Sox in the off-season, coyote watching is gaining steam in Chicago (and here).