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 2016 marked my 15th 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 25 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who works for a major cruise company), and Molly (a student at 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.
Federal Court Gives Thumbs Up To Giving The Finger
If you're one who's made a habit of flipping off other drivers, you'll be delighted to know that your rude gesture is actually protected speech.
Illinois Treasurer Returns Medals To WWII Veteran’s Family
1st Lt. Walter B. Ingledew Jr. died after being shot down over France 75 years ago. Monday, his family got his long-lost medals back.
Illinois Inches Closer To “Tobacco 21″
The Illinois House passed a measure on Tuesday to hike the tobacco purchasing age to 21 from the current age of 18.
Illinois Has The Highest Tax Rates in America
Sure, it's great to be #1 at something, but I think most of us here in Illinois would prefer it to be in another category.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger On The Border Wall, Trump Meeting
Congressman Kinzinger recently returned from his National Guard deployment to the border, and shared his thoughts on the need for a border wall.
Catch Every Cubs Game This Season On WROK
With a coming warm-up in the weather forecast and an eye toward Spring, Summer, and hopefully Fall, we wanted to remind you that NewsTalk 1440 WROK will once again be your radio home for the Chicago Cubs.
Don’t Forget About Your Clocks Saturday Night!
I know, most of our timepieces will make the switch automatically, but there's always at least one clock that requires the "old school" treatment.
Bill Calling For 1 License Plate Per Car Gets A ‘No’ From Cops
A bill proposed by East Dundee Republican Representative Allen Skillicorn would instruct the secretary of state’s office to issue only one license plate to drivers, instead of two.
Muskego, Wisconsin Neighbors Freak Out Over Panda Suit
A dude wearing a panda suit found out rather quickly that his neighbors in Muskego, Wisconsin have a top-notch neighborhood watch program.
Rockford Ranked One Of The Best St. Patrick’s Day Cities
If you really want to go out and live it up on St. Patty's Day, you might think you have to go elsewhere to get the full experience. A new study says you should stay right here.