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.
WARNING: Don’t Touch This Horrific Plant That Can Burn and Blind You
A harmless looking plant that causes third degree burns and blindness appears to be spreading.
Dairy Depot Announces Grand Reopening After Owner Passes Away
Dairy Depot announces that they'll will be reopening after the owner, John, passed away last week.
The University of Chicago Is Eliminating Their SAT and ACT Score Requirement
An elite Illinois college is making it easier for students to make their dreams of going to a major university a reality.
Target Pulls Racially Insensitive Father’s Day Card from Shelves Amid Controversy
Target is taking some serious heat for selling a Father's day card that some are saying is racially insensitive.
Rockford Named 16th Worst City In The U.S., Here’s Why That’s Bogus
Here we go again. Rockford is the worst; tell us something we don't know. How about 16 reasons why we're the best?
IHOP Finally Breaks Their Silence on Conspicuous Name Change
IHOP has come forward with an explanation for changing the 'P' to a 'B' and it actually makes sense.
Spiderman Raccoon Scales Midwest Skyscraper; Becomes American Hero
Meet America's most unlikely hero- a skyscraper scaling raccoon.
For Pizza’s Sake, Domino’s Could Help Fill Rockford’s Worst Potholes
Finally, a solution for Rockford's potholes that we can get on board with; and it won't even cost the city money.
Portillo’s Is Hooking Dads Up With Free Dessert For Father’s Day
Show dad some love with dessert this Father's Day.
Navy Pier is Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of its Ferris Wheel With Free Rides
To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Navy Pier is offering free rides on the Ferris Wheel for one day only.