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.
Champaign To Display Tornado Warnings On Digital Billboards
Digital billboards are being used for more than just pitching a product or service, especially since some cities are now using them to protect their citizens.
Broadcasting Company Gray Television To Bring Back Anthem
When I was younger, you knew when a TV station was "calling it a broadcast day" when the screen showed the American flag while the national anthem played.
Dogs Rescued From Oklahoma Storms Arrive In Chicago
Nearly 60 animals left homeless by the recent Oklahoma storms arrived in Chicago Friday for examination, treatment if needed, and hopefully adoption.
Illinois’ Gas Tax Set To Double On July 1st
A chaotic final week of legislative session in Springfield has resulted in a flurry of tax hikes and new spending.
New Bill Proposes Higher Fines For Streaming Videos While Driving
Under the proposed bill, a person caught streaming video while driving could be fined a maximum of $75 for a first offense and up to $150 for offenses that follow.
Proposal To Give Illinois Newborns $50 For College Fund Advances
Legislators down in Springfield have passed a bill to give Illinois babies a $50 deposit for future college expenses.
Illinois Senate Passes Legal Weed Bill, Sends Back To House
The bill, which was amended by the Senate, now goes back to the Illinois House, which indicated in social media posts it would take quick action on it.
Illinois State Police: Learn How To Do The ‘Zipper Merge’
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Check Out Food Truck Tuesday At Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens
How do you make one of Rockford's most beautiful spots even better? That's right, add in some food trucks to the mix.
Winnebago County Property Tax Bills Are On The Way
Remember when you were a kid and expecting something in the mail? It was fun and exciting to run to the mailbox to see if that something had arrived yet. This is not like that at all.