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.
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Ba-da-da-da-dah, we're lovin' this.
Dairyhaus Takes Blame for Long Cold Snap With Hilarious Confession Video
We finally know who's responsible for this unseasonably cold weather.
What Should Replace Bergner’s at the CherryVale Mall?
We're sad to learn that Bergner's at the CherryVale mall is closing; but if the mall is going to survive, it needs something else...and soon.
Is This Really the Best Bar in Rockford?
According to a Rockford Redditor, this bar is the 'best bar' in Rockford. Would you agree?
Rockford Area Starbucks Closing For Racial Bias Training Next Month
Starbucks is reacting to the outrage expressed when two African-American men were arrested at one of their stores in Philadelphia for trespassing.
Machesney Park Votes to Keep the Party Going at ‘Pee Island’
Boating season just got even better for boaters in Machesney Park.
‘Lost in Space’ on Netflix Review: Netflix & Chilled…Wine
This week on 'Netflix & Chilled...Wine," I give my play-by-play review of the show 'Lost in Space.'
One of Rockford Airport’s Most Used Airlines is Also the Most Dangerous
There's a reason your airline ticket to Las Vegas was so cheap.
Southern Illinois Boy Delivers Suprise Yodeling Performance at Coachella
The southern Illinois boy known as the 'Walmart Yodeling Kid' just performed at Coachella and everyone is freaking out.
Lettuce Tell You Something, Schnucks Has Recalled Romaine Lettuce After E. Coli Outbreak
Lettuce tell you something, Romaine lettuce sold at a popular Rockford grocery store after an E. Coli outbreak.