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.
Today Is The Great American Take Out Day
Now's the perfect time to help out your favorite eateries, and take a break from your own kitchen at the same time.
Wisconsin Governor Tells Citizens To Stay Home
Mirroring Illinois, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said Monday he plans to issue an order Tuesday closing all nonessential businesses.
Blue Island Mayor Closes PD Because Of COVID-19
We all know by now that many businesses have been deemed to be "non-essential" and ordered to close. But a city's police department?
Here’s Illinois’ Essential Businesses List
The order began at 5 p.m. Saturday and will go until April 7. Like other states, the order will mean residents can still go to the grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and make pharmacy runs.
Tax Day Has Been Officially Moved To July 15th
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today that the IRS has officially moved Tax Day to July 15.
Illinois Pizza Joint Loses Franchise Over Angry Note To Gov
A Rosati’s Pizza franchise in Taylorville is under fire after its franchisee on Sunday posted a large sign in the restaurant’s windows reading: “Gov. Pritzker Screw You.”
Walmart Makes Changes Due To COVID-19
Walmart announces changes to hours of operation and special shopping hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WCAS Is Promoting Foster Adoptions
Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) wants you to know that they're looking for foster homes for their animals to help them keep the shelter population down.
The Rock River Valley Blood Center Needs Your Help
With so many in the Rockford area (and everywhere else) practicing "social distancing," the Rock River Valley Blood Center is in dire need of blood donors.
BBB’s Dennis Horton On Price Gouging, Employment Scams
You may be looking at time off from work or school because of the coronavirus outbreak, but scammers are always on the job.