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.
CherryVale Mall Puts Safety First With Upgraded Security System
After four shootings in two years, the CherryVale Mall is putting your safety first with this upgraded security system.
Sad, After 50 Years the Rockford Clock Tower Resort is Being Demolished Next Week
After next week, the Clock Tower will be no more.
Holy Cow, Cubs Announce Lottery for $10 Home Game Tickets and We’re Feeling Lucky
$10 tickets to Cubs home games are just a click away with their new 10/Sixty lottery.
Everything Must Go; Liquidation Sale Underway at Rockford Kmart
The liquidation sale for one of Rockford's Kmarts has begun. Find out how long you have to take advantage of big savings.
Be On the Lookout for Zombie Raccoons in Rockford
Zombie raccoons are a real thing and they're terrorizing residents in a town in Ohio. Here's how to spot one and what you should do if you see one in Rockford.
A Rooftop Pool is Going in Across the Street from Wrigley and It’s So Extra
Summer needs to hurry up and get here because a rooftop pool is going in across the street from Wrigley Field.
Happy Anniversary on Netflix Review: Netflix & Chilled…Wine
This week on Netflix & Chilled...Wine, I give my play-by-play review on Netflix's newest rom-com, 'Happy Anniversary.' Spoilers ahead.
Panera Could’ve Possibly Given Hackers Access to All Your Bread
If you ordered from Panera Bread in the last two years, you might want to check your bank roll. Ha ha, roll. See what we did there?
Rockford Police Won’t Be Responding to Your Minor Car Crashes Anymore
So you were just in a minor car accident in Rockford; now what? Here's when this big change is coming to the Rockford Police Department and what to do next.
Here’s Your First Look at Screech’s Rockford Insurance King Commercials
Dustin Diamond was in Rockford to film seven commercials for the Insurance King in January; here's the first one.