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.
Could Rockford’s Current Heatwave Break Our High Temp Record?
You've no doubt noticed that it's hot and getting hotter in and around the Rockford area, but how hot do we need to get to tie or break the record that was set in Rockford in 1936?
Facebook Announces $800 Million Investment In Dekalb Data Center
Facebook estimates that the facility will support an estimated 100 jobs to operate the facility as well has hundreds of construction jobs.
Illinois Tollway Says No Fines For Unpaid Tolls During Lockdown
Okay, so you've missed a few tolls recently. Take a breath, because the lllinois Tollway Authority Board is in the mood to give you a break.
Governor Pritzker Details Guidelines For In-Person School
Governor JB Pritzker laid out the structuring for how schools will be able to reopen this fall as part of the Phase-4 recovery plan, which takes effect Friday.
AMC Theatres Reverses Course On Masks
After initially saying that returning movie-goers would not have to wear masks when AMC reopens, the company soon received some serious social media backlash.
Waukegan Fire Department Issues Warning About Hand Sanitizers
So, who would have guessed that leaving hand sanitizer in the car (in bright sunlight) on a hot day could cause a really big problem? Not enough of us, it seems.
When Casino Gambling Returns To Illinois, It’ll Have New Rules
Although casinos have reopened in neighboring states, there's still no clear timeline for reopening the ones here in Illinois. And when they do, you'll notice the changes.
Governor Pritzker Announces $900 Million In COVID-19 Relief
The relief package is a result of funding from the federal CARES Act, and provides relief for communities and businesses impacted by the coronavirus.
Chicago Opens Its Bars And Breweries Today
After months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago's breweries and bars are ready to re-open with outdoor service.
The Rockford Rivets Are Back In Action July 1st
Not that there's anything wrong with watching South Korean baseball (it's actually really fun), but if you've been missing the American version on a local level, you're in luck.