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.
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.
Wisconsin Man Picks Up 8th Arrest for OWI
As hard as it may be to believe, being arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 8 different times isn't even close to the record.
New Illinois Law: Kids in Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2
Children taller than 40 inches or weighing more than 40 pounds are exempt from the new law.
Rockford’s Stinky ‘Corpse Flower’ May Bloom Soon
You wouldn't think that people would get all fired up over a plant that smells like decaying flesh--but, you'd be quite wrong.
McDonald’s Is Issuing Their Own Cryptocurrency
Don't worry, it won't overshadow the value of that big stack of Bitcoins you've got lying around the house.
Grab a Brick to Remember Walker Elementary School
If, like my wife Amy, you've got fond memories of attending the recently-demolished Walker Elementary School, you're invited to grab a souvenir.
RACVB Announces Winners of Business is Blooming
The winning business owners further the efforts of Forest City Beautiful by trying to enhance the Rockford region.
Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot is $422 Million
A few million here, a few million there, and pretty soon you're talking about some real money.
BBB Calls Out Veterans Charities That Misled Donors
The Better Business Bureau's charity arm Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org) teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other public officials to denounce misleading charities.