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.
Rockford’s Laurent House to Be Featured on New Frank Lloyd Wright Trail
Illinois' new Frank Lloyd Wright trail will feature homes in Rockford and Belvidere.
Rockford Drivers Could Soon Register Cars Every Two Years Instead of One
Two bills have advanced to the general assembly, requesting that Illinois drivers have the option of registering their cars every two years instead of one.
Can You Spot All The Ticks On This Poppy Seed Muffin?
The CDC doesn't mean to tick you off, but they want you to see just how small ticks really can be.
Rockford Teacher Appreciation Week Deals and Freebies
These are the best freebies and deals for teacher appreciation week.
Rockford High School Baseball Teams Hold Dance Off During Rain Delay
It appears that the Chicago Cubs have started a trend with their rain delay dance offs; but who's the winner of this epic dance battle?
Rockford Culver’s Sweetens Summer With Six New Frozen Custard Flavors of the Day
Summer is about to get a whole lot sweeter with Culver's brand new frozen custard flavors.
Santa’s Village Announces New Foods and Rides for Opening Weekend
Something sweet and smokey is coming to Santa's Village Azoosment Park for opening weekend...which came a week early.
Rockford Starbucks Adding Two New Frappuccinos to the Menu, Permanently
For the first time in 16 years, Starbucks is adding two new frappuccinos to their permanent menu.
Rockford Police Officer’s Uplifting Good Deed Goes Viral
A Rockford police officer is in complete awe after a photo of him doing a good deed has gone viral on social media.
Illinois’ Favorite Hulu Series Will Apparently Be Your Next Streaming Obsession
A new survey revealed each state's favorite original series on Hulu and Illinois' will apparently be your next streaming obsession.