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.
Public Breastfeeding Is Officially Legal in Illinois…and the Rest of the US
Breastfeeding moms, rejoice! You can now bond with your baby wherever you want.
‘Welcome to the Family’ on Netflix Review: Netflix & Chilled…Wine
This week on Netflix & Chilled...Wine, I give you my play-by-play reaction review of the Catalon dark comedy series, ‘Welcome to the Family.
Christmas is Coming Early to the Dairyhaus
All we want for Christmas in July is holiday flavored ice cream from the Dairyhaus.
A Hush Party is Coming to Rockford, But Don’t Buy Tickets Just Yet
A first-of-its-kind party is coming to Rockford this fall, but you might want to hold off on buying tickets. Here's why.
Ready, Set, Save; Wisconsin’s Sales Tax Holiday is On the Way
Parents, get ready to save big on school supplies and more during Wisconsin's sales tax holiday.
Indiana Water Park Makes a Big Splash as One of the Best in the Country
Road trip! Jump in your sleigh...we mean car and head to one of the country's best water parks. You'll see what we mean when we say 'sleigh.'
Holy Chicken, Chick-fil-A Is Coming Out With a Meal Kit Service
Chick-fil-A is coming to your kitchen.
‘Dark Tourist’ on Netflix Review: Netflix & Chilled…Wine
This week on Netflix & Chilled...Wine, I give you my play-by-play reaction review to Netflix's newest travel series, 'Dark Tourist.'
Hungry Man Dinners Are the Latest to Be Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns
Another day, another food recall.
Rockford Dentists, Are You Ready to Take the #InMyFillings Challenge?
If you're a Rockford area dentist and you're in need of a way to set your patients at ease, try the #InMyFillings challenge.