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 2019 will mark my 18th 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 28 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who does voice-overs for audio books and commercial voice-over work, too), and Molly (a graduate of 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.
Here’s Why Rockford Has Been Getting Those Cool Purple Sunsets
If you haven't noticed the beautiful purple-hued sunsets we've been getting here recently in the Rockford area, you've been missing out on an interesting phenomenon.
Chicago’s Mayor Jumps On Anti-Vaping Bandwagon
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling for a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes, a movement that's been gaining a lot of traction lately.
Pigeon Poops On Lawmaker Who’s Talking About Pigeons Pooping
I believe we found this story in our "God Must Have A Sense Of Humor" department.
Repairs To Blackhawk Statue Are About To Begin
The Eternal Indian Statue, also known as Chief Blackhawk, has spent the last five years under wraps awaiting restoration.
The Illinois State Police Are Looking To Add Troopers
With some changes to their requirements, the Illinois State Police (ISP) feel the number of applications for jobs will increase greatly.
Rockford PD Need Citizen Help With The Community Camera Network
Security cameras have quickly become part of our everyday lives, and the Rockford Police Department has an idea for expanding their use.
Next Time You’re On A Six Flags Coaster, Keep Your Hands Up
The people in the photo have the right idea, because you never know when something valuable will just land in the palm of your hand.
Who’s Leaving Bundles Of Cash At A Wisconsin Grocery Store?
6 different bundles have been found at Austin's Grocery Store in Allouez, Wisconsin, a small burb south of Green Bay.
St. Louis Cardinals Illinois License Plates Now Available
Yep. They're available. However, it's a bad idea and will probably completely devalue your car...or something.
Beloit Passes New Vaping Ordinance
With health concerns about vaping being top-of-mind in Wisconsin (and the rest of the nation), the City of Beloit passed a vaping ordinance Tuesday night to limit the use of the product.