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.
The Girl Scouts Are Debuting a New Cookie and We Can’t Wait to Try It
If you love your treats salty and sweet, you're really going to love the Girl Scouts' newest cookie flavor.
Parvovirus Outbreak Spreads to Local Animal Shelter
If you recently adopted a dog from this animal shelter, you'll want to bring them to your vet right away.
Rockford Resident Posts ‘Crack House Next Door’ Warning Sign to Discourage Drug Activity
Some Rockford residents believe their neighbor is operating a drug den, and one of them decided to take a stand by coming up with this visual display.
Rockford Woman Needs Your Help Identifying ‘The Old Lady Porch Bandits’
A Rockford woman needs your help identifying two 'porch pirates' who were caught red handed stealing her patio furniture.
License Plate Readers Coming to Busy Loves Park Streets
In an effort to catch criminals and track down stolen vehicles, a local police department is going to line busy streets with license plate readers.
IDOT Needs to Jump in on the #InMyFeelings Challenge ASAP
We thought the ketchup debate highway sign was funny, but this is funnier.
Illinois State Rep Accused of Catfishing Men With Revenge Porn
An Illinois state Rep is expected to resign today after he was accused of releasing nude photos of his ex-girlfriend online.
Prepare to Be A-MAZED By This Sunflower Maze at Leatherberry Acres in Baraboo
We've heard of a corn maze before, but a sunflower maze? You have to see this.
WARNING: If Your Child Has Asthma, Don’t Let Them Eat Dragon’s Breath Candy
A Florida mom has a warning for parents with children who have asthma about a trendy candy that almost took her son's life.
Rockford Ranks #2 in Illinois in Human Trafficking
Rockford is currently ranked number 2 in the State of Illinois for human trafficking.