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.
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The Illinois Department on Aging says that as of January 1st, it's using new, higher income limits to determine eligibility for the state's Benefit Access Program.
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What’s The Price Tag For 2019’s 12 Days Of Christmas?
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Illinois’ Rank On List Of States With Most/Least UFO Sightings
The New York Post claims that 2019 was a "Banner Year For Credible UFO Sightings," but for those of us here in Illinois--there just weren't that many.
Illinois’ Tax On Car Trade-Ins Goes Up In 2020
If you're considering trading in your used car so you can buy yourself something new, you might want to move quickly. After the new year, the trade-in credit is going down and the sales tax is going up.
Another Day, Another Recall: Now It’s Salad
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Rockford Cops: Stop Leaving Cars Unattended
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