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.
Dixon Chemical Plant Explosion Forces Evacuation
Lee County Police and Amboy Fire along with surrounding fire departments from Sublette, Harmon and Dixon, were on-scene at the incident.
What’s With All the Dead Skunks on Rockford Streets?
About a month ago, I began frequently seeing skunks wandering around some yards in my neighborhood. Now, I'm seeing more--many of them after an automobile encounter.
Illinois’ Fall Colors Are Expected to be Awesome
We're about 9 days out from the start of Autumn, and according to those in-the-know, the fall foliage is going to get really pretty shortly afterwards.
Rochelle is Hosting the National Skydiving Championships
Winners in 10 competitive skydiving disciplines will be named National Champions, a selection of which will represent the United States at the World Meet this October in Australia.
RMTD Makes Policy Change Effective September 1st
The Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) announced Thursday it will no longer pick up passengers who are not at designated stops.
The RACVB Has Some Great Ideas For Fall Fun
The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) knows pretty much every spot where Fall fun and adventure is taking place--and they're sharing.
Would You Welcome This Festival to Rockford?
Folks in Bunol, Spain get together every year and throw 30,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other in an event they call "La Tomatina." Well, we have tomatoes here, too.
Revised Illinois Law Frees Cops to Rescue Suffering Dogs and Cats
Despite near-constant warnings and advisories about not leaving dogs and cats to suffer in extreme heat or cold, it still happens with alarming frequency.
Can You Pronounce These Illinois Town Names?
According to OnlyInYourState, if you can accurately pronounce these Illinois town names--you've lived in Illinois too long. Let's find out.
Beloit College Releases 21st Annual ‘Mindset List’
With those who were born in 2000 starting their first year in college, Beloit College's annual Mindset List takes a look back at the last 18 years.