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 Area Weather Sucks, But At Least We’re Not Getting This
Rain and a wintry mix like we're getting here in Northern Illinois is one thing, but digging out from a "Bomb Cyclone" as many people are, is something else entirely.
Puppies Found In Wisconsin Trash Can Are Ready For Adoption
56 year old Robert Wild, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, was arrested for allegedly stuffing the puppies in a garbage bag and discarding them in a garbage can.
Illinois Is #2 In The Nation In Superbug Infection Cases
The CDC is issuing a warning about a superbug infection that is impacting people across the country with confirmed cases in Illinois.
Tuesday Marked The 4th Anniversary Of The Fairdale Tornado
On the evening of April 9th, 2015, an extremely violent and long-lived tornado tore through the communities near Rochelle and in Fairdale, leaving 2 dead and 11 injured.
RVC Police To Hold ‘Active Shooter Exercise’ April 17th
According to the Rock Valley College Twitter feed, the drill will last around 45 minutes, and will take place at the Health Sciences Center around 10:15am.
Cops, IDOT: Watch Out For Road Workers!
This week marks the start of construction season, and it's also National Work Zone Awareness Week.
Read About Rockford In United Airlines In-Flight Magazine
You probably thought there was nothing worth reading at 35,000 feet anymore after the SkyMall catalog went away.
New Study Takes A Look At Illinois’ Stress Level
A new study takes a look at the stress levels of all 50 states, and while Illinois certainly isn't stress free, nearly half the country is more on edge than we are.
Illinoisans Will Need ‘REAL ID’ To Fly In 2020
The REAL ID can be used for domestic flights or to enter federal facilities, but you don't have to get one if you'd rather use your passport.
Measles Case Confirmed in North Chicago Burbs
Health officials say that it's likely others have been exposed to the measles virus.