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 2019 will mark my 18th 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 28 years, with two (now grown) children, Spencer (who does voice-overs for audio books and commercial voice-over work, too), and Molly (a graduate of 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.
Gag Alert: Taking Roadkill Is Legal And Gaining In Popularity
Wisconsin allows people to register their car-killed deer, bear or turkey online or by phone. Once confirmed, the animal can be removed and used as food without even waiting for a police-issued tag.
Red Cross Offers $5 Amazon Gift Card For Your Type O Blood
The American Red Cross is coming up short in the blood department, particularly "Type-O" blood, and they need your help right now.
Anderson Japanese Gardens ‘Children’s Day’ Is This Saturday
Anderson Japanese Gardens (AJG) had their Spring opening last weekend, and now they're following it up with one of their most popular events.
The Kentucky Derby Is Saturday, So, Here Are Some Facts
This year marks the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, held each May at Louisville’s historic Churchill Downs Racetrack.
What Would It Take For Illinoisans To Dump Netflix?
As Netflix’s competition grows, so does speculation about what would make subscribers cancel. Geek.com, a tech and pop culture site, decided to find out first-hand.
Would You Leave Rockford For $1,445 And Lots Of Free Beer?
I don't know if it's a deal-breaker for you or not, but in order to take advantage of the cash and free beer contest, you'll have to go to Hoegaarden, Belgium.
Some Little-Known Facts About Illinois’ Favorite Easter Candy
For those wondering about Illinois' favorite way to get a good sugar-shock, look no further than the humble Peep.
New Study Takes A Look At Illinois’ Stress Level
A new study takes a look at the stress levels of all 50 states, and while Illinois certainly isn't stress free, nearly half the country is more on edge than we are.
FDA Warns Of Salmonella Health Threat In Dog Food
We've been dealing with several recalls and warnings about different products lately, and today dog food is in the spotlight.
Rockford BBB Warns Residents Of Flood Scammers
Flooding in our area is causing all sorts of headaches, from people having to evacuate their homes to repairing/mitigating the water damage to avoiding scam artists.