I consider myself lucky to have been born and raised right here in the Rock River Valley, a place that my family and my wife Amy's family have called home for generations. I was first hired at WROK in 1983, and except for a short departure, I've spent my entire career right here in Rockford. Halloween of 2016 marked my 15th anniversary of hosting the WROK Morning Show, making me the longest-serving morning show host in the station's nearly 100-year history. Amy and I have been happily married for 25 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who works for a major cruise company), and Molly (a student at Rock Valley College who also dazzles with service at a popular local restaurant). I'm luckier than I ever thought possible. When I'm not here at the station, I can usually be found at one of Rockford's many great, local events, either as host/master of ceremonies, or as an attendee. If we should meet, feel free to buy me 1 to 7 drinks.
The RACVB Has A Big List of ‘Merry and Bright’ Events
The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) wants you to know there are lots of great events and activities in the Rockford area this entire holiday season.
Beloit Cops Arrest Front-Porch Package Thieves
Around this time of year, lots and lots of packages are delivered to front doors--and there are plenty of folks out there waiting for the opportunity to grab them.
BBB’s Dennis Horton on Hiring Scams and Robocalls
Dennis Horton, Director of the Rockford Branch Office of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) joined the WROK Morning Show with some warnings and advice to keep the scammers away.
New Poll: Taxes #1 Reason For Considering Illinois Exit
A new poll of registered Illinois voters confirms what many already know: High taxes are the leading reason Illinoisans consider moving out of the state.
How Happy Are Illinoisans Compared to Other States?
Studies have found that good economic, emotional, physical, and social health are all key to a well-balanced and fulfilled life. So, how are we doing in Illinois?
Will Hurricane Florence Affect Thanksgiving Turkey Supplies?
Butterball, Inc., the folks who are very closely associated with Thanksgiving, have their base of operations and several locations in North Carolina.
‘Stranger Things’ Star Keeps Wedding Promise to Illinois Couple
David Harbour, star of Netflix's "Stranger Things," spent last weekend in Springfield making good on a Twitter promise.
2 Illinois Towns Named Best Places to Live by Money Magazine
Money magazine's list of "Best Places To Live In America" in 2018 includes two suburban Chicago towns--but unfortunately, Rockford isn't one of them.
What’s With All the Dead Skunks on Rockford Streets?
About a month ago, I began frequently seeing skunks wandering around some yards in my neighborhood. Now, I'm seeing more--many of them after an automobile encounter.
These Are The Best and Worst Illinois Cities For Jobs
Personal-finance site WalletHub ran the numbers on the job-seeker-friendliness of more than 120 Illinois cities.