Hi, I'm Mandy James. I'm a proverbial Midwestern girl that was born and raised in Minnesota don't chya know, but thanks to radio, I now call Illinois home. I fell in love with radio at a very young age; my career actually began when I was just 5 years old. I would walk around my grandma's house, pretending to be a DJ while interviewing people with her curling iron. Shortly after I turned 6, I decided to take a 24-year hiatus to get my act together and finally landed my first real job in radio as a polka DJ when I was 30. After spinning records and reading farm news for 5 years, I finally ended up here, in Rockford, where I enjoy doing things such as taking long naps on the couch, eating carbs and watching Netflix. Sometimes I like to do all three at the same time. I also love waking up with you every weekday morning on the Steve Shannon Show from 5:30 to 10 a.m. Thank you for making me part of your day.
Which Country Has an Education Level Similar to Illinois?
Comparing high school graduation rates, this country has a similar education level to the state of Illinois. Can you guess which one it is?
Auburn High School Pulls Senior Prank By Putting the School Up for Sale on Craigslist
If you're in the market for a beautiful property that has plenty of space, a field house, multiple bathrooms and a pool, we've got just the place for you.
Das Foto Bus is the Best and Newest Vendor at City Market that Isn’t Exactly at City Marke…
The next time you head to City Market, you won't want to miss this new addition that you won't find on market grounds...and it's free.
Rockford Art Deli Drops Juicy Surprise For Rockford Peaches Day
The Rockford Art Deli just surprised us with another LIVE PRINT day that you won't want to miss.
Ride Out Construction Season with the Rockford Road Construction Survival Kit
In case you haven't noticed, road construction on many of Rockford's main roads has started up again. (If you haven't noticed, then you're one of the lucky ones who doesn't have the pleasure of driving down North Alpine between Guilford and East State or Spring Creek R…
Support Special Olympics Illinois With ‘Cop on a Rooftop’ This Friday
Local law enforcement officers invite you to Dunkin' Donuts this Friday to support the Special Olympics of Illinois.
Michigan Kid Photobombs Parent’s Proposal in the Worst Way
A little Michigan boy just couldn't hold it any longer and decided to pee right as his dad got down on one knee.
According to Buzzfeed, this Rockford Mom Had a ‘Worse Mother’s Day Than Yours’
A Rockford mom's tweet about Mother's Day landed on Buzzfeed's '14 Moms Who Most Certainly Had a Worse Mother's Day Than You.'
Rockford Moms Share Intimate Photos Immediately After Giving Birth in Honor of Mother’s Da…
We asked Rockford moms to share a photo of them immediately after they got the best Mother's Day gift of all- their babies.
Brew Fitness Is The Newest Workout Craze that Needs to Come to Rockford
There's a new gym about an hour away that needs to find a new home in Rockford.