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.
A Rockford Police Officer is Teaching Kids to Dance the Negativity Away
After his dance battle video went viral on social media last week, a Rockford police officer is taking his dancing skills one step further.
Celebrate National Hot Dog Month With This Portillo’s Hot Dog Deal
This hot dog deal for National Hot Dog month is a wiener!
Costco is Coming To Loves Park and We Can Taste the Free Samples Already
Still sad about Toys R Us closing? This news should help because Costco is basically just a Toys R Us for adults, am I right?
Say So Long to Summer Sunburns With…Shaving Cream? This Viral Tip Shows, Yes
Thanks to a viral post on Facebook, a Texas woman is teaching us a simple and effective method to healing a sunburn.
Kohl’s Is Wasting No Time Hiring For The Holidays
If you're in need of some extra money this holiday season, Kohl's has got you covered.
Chicago Cubs Executive Balks At Bringing Cotton Candy Dog to Wrigley
We spoke to a Chicago Cubs executive about bringing the cotton candy hot dog craze to Wrigley, and he wasn't having any of it.
NachO-M-G, Taco Bell is Finally Bringing Back Nacho Fries, Y’all
Taco Bell is bringing back its most popular menu item ever...but it's going to cost you just a little bit more.
Downtown Rockford Is Ready for Round Two of Monumental Art
New sculptures are dressing up downtown Rockford starting this week and we have your first look at all 13.
Watch this Rockford Police Officer Get Served During Adorable Dance Battle
Watch what happens when a Rockford police offer gets into an epic dance battle with an adorable little girl.
CBS Turns Heroic Rockford Flood Rescue Story Into Fake News
It's that awkward moment when a national news outlet mashes two Rockford viral videos to make a great story...but it's all wrong.