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.
Holidays Can Be a Pain Without These Four Easy Back Stretches
You're going to be doing a lot of heavy lifting this holiday season; stay strong, flexible and healthy with these easy stretches.
People Can’t Stop Breaking the Law at This Machesney Park Intersection
Green means go, but only if you're in the correct lane at this Machesney Park intersection.
Local Restaurant is Offering Free Meals to Those Without a Place to Go on Thanksgiving
A local burger joint is offering a free meal for anyone who doesn't have a place to go on Thanksgiving.
Rockford Women are Hot to Trot Over the Loves Park Police Department’s ‘No Shave November’…
The Loves Park Police Department shared a photo of their 'No Shave November' progress on Facebook and women want to gobble them all up.
This Rockford Deer Crossing Sign is Worth Slowing Down For
We've never seen this kind of deer before, have you?
Rockford Third Grader’s Persuasive Writing Assignment is So Convincing You’ll Want to Get …
This Rockford third grader's persuasive writing assignment is so good that you'll be convinced to get your own kids another dog.
Miles Nielsen Named Rockford’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
The ladies of Rockford have spoken.
BoxLunch is Coming to CherryVale Mall Just in Time for the Holidays
A brand new novelty gift store coming to the CherryVale Mall is feeding the needy every time you make a purchase of $10 or more.
Help Us Pick Rockford’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
UPDATE (11/17): This is the final round. It's now down to just two men. You can vote for only one, but you can still vote as many times as you'd like
Teacher of the Week: Mr. Sutherland from Saint Rita
A brand new Teacher Of The Week was announced this morning on The Steve Shannon Show.