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.
Claire’s Announces It’s Closing 92 Stores After Filing for Bankruptcy; Is Rockford Safe?
After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Claire's announced that they're closing 92 stores, including some in Illinois.
Rockford City Market Just Announced Opening Day for 2018 and We Might’ve Peed a Little
If you can't think of anything to look forward to right now, let me help you- this should do the trick.
Little Caesars is Offering Everyone Free Pizza ‘Because Crazy Happened’
You can get free pizza at Little Caesars thanks to this major March Madness upset.
‘Tabula Rasa’ is the Newest, Must-Watch Bingeworthy Series to Hit Netflix This Week
In this episode of Netflix and Chilled...Wine, I capture my reaction to the final episode of 'Tabula Rasa;' the newest international series to hit Netflix.
Blue Apron Meal Kits Are Coming to Rockford Grocery Store Shelves
America's favorite meal kit subscription service is coming to grocery store shelves very soon.
Watch This Rockford Family Make Some Final Memories at Toys R Us
Just in case Toys R Us announced it will be closing all of it's stores, which they just did, this Rockford family decided to say 'goodbye' with this tribute.
17 Ways Rockford Area Kids Vow to Make a Change…Starting in Second Grade
In honor of the national school walkout, a second grade class from Winnebago created a list of 17 ways you can make a change...starting in second grade.
You Can Learn How to Speak Japanese With These Two Easy Steps
In this latest edition of 'Netflix & Chilled...Wine," Mandy learns how to speak a foreign language watching Japanese reality TV.
Being From Small Town Illinois Summed Up in One Facebook Post
This is what it's really like trying to tell someone that you live in a small town in Northern Illinois.
Green Bay Releases Jordy Nelson and Packers Fans Aren’t Having Any of It
Packers fans are losing their minds after hearing the news that Jordy Nelson was released today.