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.
Madison is Getting a Unique ‘Pay What You Can’ Restaurant
Something pretty unique is cooking up in Madison.
A Hush Party is Coming to Rockford, But Don’t Buy Tickets Just Yet
A first-of-its-kind party is coming to Rockford this fall, but you might want to hold off on buying tickets. Here's why.
Ready, Set, Save; Wisconsin’s Sales Tax Holiday is On the Way
Parents, get ready to save big on school supplies and more during Wisconsin's sales tax holiday.
Holy Chicken, Chick-fil-A Is Coming Out With a Meal Kit Service
Chick-fil-A is coming to your kitchen.
Hungry Man Dinners Are the Latest to Be Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns
Another day, another food recall.
Roscoe Police Started a ‘Dancing For Donuts’ Challenge and We Almost Missed It
How on earth did we miss this? And who will be challenged next?
IDOT Chimes In On Hot Dog Debate
Here we go again. IDOT has found a creative way to rehash the great ketchup debate with an electronic highway sign on I90.
Eating a McDonald’s Salad Could’ve Possibly Made You Sick
The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating after people got sick after eating McDonald's salads.
Have You Seen This Missing Belvidere Teen?
The Boone County Sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen from Belvidere.
Ross Dress for Less Finally Announces Opening Date in Machesney Park
We finally know when another low cost clothing retailer will be opening it's doors.