Hi, I'm Mandy James. I'm a proverbial Midwestern girl that was born and raised in Minnesota don't chya know, but thanks to radio, I now call Illinois home. I fell in love with radio at a very young age; my career actually began when I was just 5 years old. I would walk around my grandma's house, pretending to be a DJ while interviewing people with her curling iron. Shortly after I turned 6, I decided to take a 24-year hiatus to get my act together and finally landed my first real job in radio as a polka DJ when I was 30. After spinning records and reading farm news for 5 years, I finally ended up here, in Rockford, where I enjoy doing things such as taking long naps on the couch, eating carbs and watching Netflix. Sometimes I like to do all three at the same time. I also love waking up with you every weekday morning on the Steve Shannon Show from 5:30 to 10 a.m. Thank you for making me part of your day.
The Girl Scouts Are Debuting a New Cookie and We Can’t Wait to Try It
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Indiana Man Wins Over the Internet With the Most Extra Dad Joke Ever
This dad doesn't always take pictures for his family, but when he does, they go viral.
‘Insatiable’ on Netflix Review: Netflix & Chilled…Wine
This week on 'Netflix & Chilled...Wine,' I give you my play-by-play reaction review to Netflix's new dramedy, 'Insatiable.'
Parvovirus Outbreak Discovered at Winnebago County Animal Services
If you recently adopted a dog from this animal shelter, you'll want to bring them to your vet right away.
Louie’s Tap House is Holding a Mom’s Back to School Party and Even Non-Moms are Invited
A Rockford area bar is throwing a party for parents to celebrate their kids going back to school with Bloody Marys and breakfast.
Crayons Sold at the Dollar Tree Store Have Tested Positive for Asbestos
Toxic chemicals were recently discovered in several back-to-school items, including crayons from a popular dollar store chain.
Beloit is Considering a Drive Thru Convenience Store and We’re So Ready For It
A new way for you to get your beer, cigarettes and other convenience store needs could be coming to Beloit soon.
Rockford Resident Posts ‘Crack House Next Door’ Warning Sign to Discourage Drug Activity
Some Rockford residents believe their neighbor is operating a drug den, and one of them decided to take a stand by coming up with this visual display.
Rockford Woman Needs Your Help Identifying ‘The Old Lady Porch Bandits’
A Rockford woman needs your help identifying two 'porch pirates' who were caught red handed stealing her patio furniture.
License Plate Readers Coming to Busy Loves Park Streets
In an effort to catch criminals and track down stolen vehicles, a local police department is going to line busy streets with license plate readers.