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.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks NATO, Impeachment, 2020
With the NATO summit meeting winding down while the House impeachment hearings heat up, we asked 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger to weigh in.
BBB’s Dennis Horton Talks Porch Pirates, Facebook Scams
Be careful who you donate to on "Giving Tuesday," keep an eye on your front porch, and some of those great deals/coupons on Facebook are best avoided, says the Better Business Bureau.
Illinois Policy’s Adam Schuster On Illinois’ $200B Pension Mess
During the recent legislative veto session, lawmakers voted to consolidate more than 640 local police and fire pension funds, but it falls far short of solving the state's $200 billion pension problem.
Australia Rolls Out Cell Phone Detection Cams–Are We Next?
If the Aussie implementation of cell phone detection cameras proves to be a success, how long before we see them here in Rockford?
Illinois State Police Rescue Heart For Transplant Operation
A flat tire Wednesday on I-55 would have derailed a heart-transplant procedure if not for the quick actions of Illinois State Police troopers.
Want To Bring Your Thanksgiving Feast On A Plane? You Can!
So, you're flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, and you've been asked to bring some of the feast with you. What can you take on the airplane? Lots of things.
Minnesota Pilot Rescued From Plane Dangling In Power Lines
Firefighters in Minnesota rescued a pilot after the small plane he was flying became entangled in a high-voltage power line upside down.
Another Day, Another Recall: A Half-Million Pounds Of Pork
I'm just getting over the shock of the Cheese-Nips recall of last week, and here we go again.
Former Byron Athlete Sues School Over Hazing
The Rockford Register Star reports that the former Byron High School player contends in his lawsuit there is a culture of “long standing, systemic, ritualized” hazing and bullying in the football program.
Circle Of Change Veterans Dog Program Could Use Your Help
Circle of Change Veterans Dog Program describes itself as "Veterans Helping Dogs Helping Veterans." It's a very accurate description.