I consider myself lucky to have been born and raised right here in the Rock River Valley, a place that my family and my wife Amy's family have called home for generations. I was first hired at WROK in 1983, and except for a short departure, I've spent my entire career right here in Rockford. Halloween of 2016 marked my 15th anniversary of hosting the WROK Morning Show, making me the longest-serving morning show host in the station's nearly 100-year history. Amy and I have been happily married for 25 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who works for a major cruise company), and Molly (a student at Rock Valley College who also dazzles with service at a popular local restaurant). I'm luckier than I ever thought possible. When I'm not here at the station, I can usually be found at one of Rockford's many great, local events, either as host/master of ceremonies, or as an attendee. If we should meet, feel free to buy me 1 to 7 drinks.
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BBB Calls Out Veterans Charities That Misled Donors
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Loves Park 6 Year Old Boy Shows Sweet Support For Cops
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Wisconsin Woman Learns Hard Lesson About Warning Gates
Those flashing-light covered gates that lower in front of train crossings and drawbridges are there for a reason. A Wisconsin woman knows that. Now.
Slow It Down–Illinois is One of the Toughest States on Speeding
There are plenty of states where law enforcement's focus is not heavily on folks breaking the speed limit. Illinois is not one of those states.
Iowa Man Deals With Hitchhiking Crow on Windshield
We've all experienced (at one time or another) "the thing that wouldn't leave," but usually that means someone who hangs around long after the party is over.
Wisconsin Newlyweds Nearly Crushed By Falling Tree Branch
Having gotten married in an outdoor setting ourselves, my wife and I know that there are certain hazards to an outdoor wedding...like falling trees.
Heat is Melting Roads in the U.K. and Ireland–Maybe Here, Too?
With an excessive heat warning in effect for our area, you can't help but wonder...
Anderson Japanese Gardens Could Use Your Help
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