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.
Some Stimulus Checks Are Being Sent To The Wrong Accounts
I don't usually get caught up in what's trending on social media, but I'll admit to being curious when I saw that H&R Block and TurboTax were trending on Twitter.
Have You Heard Of The “Car Wrap” Scam?
We do our best around here to keep an eye on the latest scams that are working their way across the country, and if there's one thing to be learned, it's the fact that scams come in all shapes and sizes.
Illinois Is #3 On The List Of Most Moved From States
We've been hearing about and seeing Illinois' "outbound migration" troubles for at least a decade now, and a new study shows the problem is on the increase.
Illinois Weed Sales Top $1 Billion For 2020
I guess all those people you see every day standing in line outside the Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary on McFarland Road showed up to spend some money last year.
2020’s Festival Of Lights Is A Record Breaker In Attendance
If you found yourself with a little bit of cabin fever around the holidays and decided to head out and look at the light show known as the Festival of Lights going on at Sinnissippi Park, you probably noticed that you were not alone.
BBB, FTC Warn Of Scammers Looking For Your Stimulus Checks
Whether you live in the Rockford area, or anywhere else across the country, there's every chance another stimulus check/payment will be coming your way in the near future.
Illinois Woman Finds COVID-19 Test Kit In Department Store Order
Remember a few months back when we were warned about packages containing "mystery seeds" showing up at U.S. homes? Given the choice, I think I might prefer to deal with a box of mystery seeds.
Rockford Park District Votes To Keep Riverview Ice House Open
Whatever your memories of Riverview Ice House may be, from playing hockey to skating with friends to crunching your tailbone after a clumsy fall (that's mine), it's nice to know you'll be able to make more.
The Christmas Star Is Coming, Here’s How To See It In Rockford
As we told you a couple of weeks back, the "Christmas Star," last seen about 800 years ago, is going to make a return to the skies on December 21st, which just happens to be the first day of winter.
FTC/BBB Have Some Tips For Keeping Porch Pirates Away
Before we started getting all these packages delivered directly to our front door on a regular basis, I'm sure the number of porch thefts was a lot less than it is today simply because there weren't as many opportunities for porch pirates.