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.
2018 Was A Record Setting Year For Rockford Area Crime Stoppers
The program designed to help the community got it's biggest boost from the community with over 800 tips to law enforcement.
FDA Recalls 9 Brands of Dry Dog Food For Toxicity
The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about several recalls in dry dog foods after receiving complaints that the dogs consuming these brands experienced vitamin D toxicity.
RMTD Invites You To Share Your Thoughts At Rider Forums
The Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD), together with the Regional Planning Council, will be hosting a series of three Rider Forums in January.
Rockford Family Puts Up A Very Cool Synced-Light Display
If you think you've got to take a road trip into the burbs to catch a high-tech, light-synced Christmas light display, Rockford's Andrew Plett is going to save you some gas money.
Time Lapse Videos Show Northern Illinois Snowfall
Now that you're probably done shoveling yourself out, let's check out some footage captured on Sunday around the area.
Lincoln’s Funeral Named Illinois’ Most Unforgettable Moment
Abraham Lincoln's death and funeral were the most unforgettable moments in Illinois history as chosen by voters at IllinoisTop200.
Beloit Cops Arrest Front-Porch Package Thieves
Around this time of year, lots and lots of packages are delivered to front doors--and there are plenty of folks out there waiting for the opportunity to grab them.
BBB’s Dennis Horton on Hiring Scams and Robocalls
Dennis Horton, Director of the Rockford Branch Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) joined the WROK Morning Show with some warnings and advice to keep the scammers away.
Winnebago County Republican Chairman Reacts to HQ Vandalism
The Winnebago County Republican party headquarters building was vandalized Saturday overnight with the words "rape" and "shame" spray painted all across the building.
Mountain Lion Reported in Wheaton
Money Magazine recently called Wheaton one of the best cities in Illinois. Apparently, a large cat has a subscription--and wants to check things out.