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.
‘6 Balloons’ on Netflix Review: Netflix & Chilled…Wine
This week on 'Netflix & Chilled...Wine," I give my play-by-play review of the movie '6 Balloons.'
12 Times People Have Ruined Limebike for the Rest of Us
If you saw the picture of the Limebike in a Rockford tree this week, you really need to see this.
Did Mark Zuckberberg Give Money to Your State Senator?
The senators grilling Mark Zuckerberg on Capital Hill this week are the same senators that took thousands in campaign funds from Facebook in the last 12 years.
Triple Murder Suspect, Raheem King and Accomplice Turn Themselves In
The suspect in a triple murder on a private party bus, along with an accomplice, have stopped running from police.
Crafty Kids Pull a ‘Ferris Bueller’ to Attend Cubs Game, Run Into Principal at Wrigley
Two boys learned an very important lesson when it comes to playing hooky from school- keep a low profile. Check out the sign that got them busted.
With Just a Click You Can Now See if Your Facebook Data Was Compromised by Cambridge Analy…
Facebook has created a tool that tells you if your data was compromised while taking personality quizzes on their platform. Was yours?
Should Illinois Fine Drivers for Lollygagging in the Left Lane?
We've all been stuck behind one- the slow driver in the left lane. Should Illinois start fining them for getting in the way?
Rockford Taco Bells are Taking Nacho Fries Off the Menu and We’re Beside Ourselves
Did you happen to notice that one of your favorite menu items from Rockford Taco Bells might already be gone?
Dunkin’ Donuts is Testing a New Snack Food That Needs to Come to Rockford ASAP
Please, Dunkin, bring these to Rockford.
Facebook is Now Letting People Know If Their Data Was Compromised Via Personality Quiz
Facebook will let you know if you're one of 87 million users who had their data compromised via personality quizzes today.