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.
Blue Apron Meal Kits Are Coming to Rockford Grocery Store Shelves
America's favorite meal kit subscription service is coming to grocery store shelves very soon.
Watch This Rockford Family Make Some Final Memories at Toys R Us
Just in case Toys R Us announced it will be closing all of it's stores, which they just did, this Rockford family decided to say 'goodbye' with this tribute.
Relieve Some Anger and Stress in Rockford’s Newest ‘Rage Room’
A local man has opened Rockford's very first 'shatter zone' and we can't wait to break stuff.
Rockford IceHog Gives Stellar Review of Rockford’s Best Mexican Restaurant for ‘Taco Tuesd…
One of our favorite Rockford IceHogs gives us a stellar review of Rockford's best Mexican restaurant in an effort to entice us with 'Taco Tuesday.' It works.
Women Claim That The Monat Hair Care Product is Causing Baldness
Things are getting hairy for a global hair product company that's being sued after customers say their shampoo is causing baldness and open sores.
Construction Has Begun on Rockford’s Indoor City Market and We Can’t Wait for it to Open
The indoor city market is becoming a reality and we can't wait for it to open. Here's who will be there and who we'd like to see when it does.
Rockford Chef and 15th & Chris Owner, James Purifoy, Gets National Recognition From CNN
James Purifoy, the owner of 15th & Chris is making Rockford proud after being featured on CNN's 'My American Success Story.' Here's his incredible story.
Get Free Medieval Times Tickets at this Rockford Area Goodwill This Month
A Rockford area Goodwill store is offering free tickets to Medieval Times this month, but you have to act fast.
Walmart, Including Rockford Area Locations, Announce New Gun Policies
After Dick's Sporting Goods announced it would stop selling assault-style rifles and raised the age to purchase guns, Walmart decided to make similar changes.
Hay Girl Hay; Wisconsin Dairy Cow Named the Most ‘Perfect’ Cow On Earth
Have you ever wondered what the most perfect cow on earth looks like? We didn't either, until now.