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.
Downtown Rockford Is Ready for Round Two of Monumental Art
New sculptures are dressing up downtown Rockford starting this week and we have your first look at all 13.
Watch this Rockford Police Officer Get Served During Adorable Dance Battle
Watch what happens when a Rockford police offer gets into an epic dance battle with an adorable little girl.
Rockford’s Virgil Abloh Crying It Out With Kanye West Will Give You All The Feels
Virgil Abloh hugging Kanye West after his debut Louis Vuitton fashion show on Thursday will give you all the feels.
Illinois’ Top Slang Word Makes Us Sound Like a Bunch of Drug Addicts
We're going to go out on a limb on this one and assume that only people in Chicago use Illinois' top slang term.
CBS Turns Heroic Rockford Flood Rescue Story Into Fake News
It's that awkward moment when a national news outlet mashes two Rockford viral videos to make a great story...but it's all wrong.
Starbucks Is Set to Close A-Latte Stores Next Year; Is Rockford Safe?
Starbucks plans on closing 150 stores next year, but will Rockford be safe? There's a good chance we are.
Holy Cow, Chick-Fil-A is Giving Away Free Food on ‘Cow Appreciation Day’
Chick-Fil-A is giving away free entrees on 'Cow Appreciation Day' next month; but they're going to make you work for it.
‘Never Have I Ever…’ The Rockford Edition
Who wants to play a game?
We Dare You Not to LOL at This Terrifyingly Hilarious ‘Missing Cat’ Poster
Seriously, where do people come up with stuff?
WARNING: Don’t Touch This Horrific Plant That Can Burn and Blind You
A harmless looking plant that causes third degree burns and blindness appears to be spreading.