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.
Chicago Meteorologist Says ‘Don’t Eat Snow’
As kids (and sometimes as adults), most, if not all of us, chowed down on a snowball or handful of snow. It turns out that maybe we should phase that out of our diets.
Goodwill Is Offering Free Tax Prep Again This Year
Goodwill’s tax sites offer free tax preparation and filing to individuals and families with income less than $56,000.
Belvidere Chrysler Plant To Temporarily Shut Down
The shutdown, due to lack of orders, is expected to last for about two weeks.
Rockford, Peoria, Chicago On Deadliest Cities List
A new report from CBS News examined last year’s murder rates across the country in 65 major cities with populations of over 100,000 people.
So, What Are Rockford’s Chances Of A White Christmas?
At this point, it would seem that "slim to none" is the answer, but you never know.
BBB Warns Of Free Child ID Kit Scams
Scammers are offering these "free kits” as a way to get their hands on sensitive information that can be used to steal a child’s identity.
Chicago-Bound Flight Diverted Monday After Engine Catches Fire
Travel during the holiday season is supposed to be an adventure, right? Maybe not quite to this level.
Should Rockford Take An Idea From A New Jersey Mall?
If that idea is an indoor ski resort at a local mall, then my vote would be "yes."
‘Rockford Reads’ Is Looking For Volunteer Readers
Rockford Reads has successfully brought together community volunteers and elementary students to work jointly on reading skills since 2001, and they need more volunteers as we head into 2020.
Two Reasons To Check Rockford’s Skies This Week
Unless the last things in the world you'd find interesting are the final full moon of the decade and a meteor shower.