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.
How to Find Out if the State of Illinois Owes You Money
The state of Illinois has $180 million dollars in unclaimed property, cash and stocks that it needs to return to people like you.
Mama, Chicago Cops Just Killed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Law Enforcement Lip Sync Battle
A law enforcement lip sync battle that started a couple of weeks ago has made its way to Chicago, but could the RPD be called out next?
Study Finds That Illinois is One Of the Strictest States When it Comes to Speeding
Got a lead foot? You might want to ease up on that gas pedal; Illinois was just determined to be on the toughest states on speeding.
‘The Forest’ on Netflix Review: Netflix & Chilled…Wine
This week on 'Netflix & Chilled...Wine,' I give you a play-by-play reaction review of the new French crime series, 'The Forest.'
Beloit ‘Father of the Year’ Confronts Registered Sex Offender Peeping in His Daughter’s Wi…
A Beloit dad is being hailed a hero after he had to do the unthinkable earlier this week- confront a man who was peeping in his 15-year-old daughter's window.
Rock Cut’s Olson Lake is Once Again Safe For Swimming; Will Reopen Soon
A Rockford lake has been deemed safe for swimming by The Winnebago County Health Department.
A Rockford Police Officer is Teaching Kids to Dance the Negativity Away
After his dance battle video went viral on social media last week, a Rockford police officer is taking his dancing skills one step further.
It’s the End Of An Era, Rockford Best Buy Has Stopped Selling CDs
Best Buy is officially done selling CDs.
Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ – ‘Nailed It’ Mashup Is the Funniest 11 Minutes On the Internet
Netflix just dropped its second season of 'Nailed It' and it comes with a bonus 'Queer Eye' crossover episode that will have you ROFL.
Celebrate National Hot Dog Month With This Portillo’s Hot Dog Deal
This hot dog deal for National Hot Dog month is a wiener!