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.
United Way Urges Donations To COVID-19 Emergency Fund
United Way of Rock River Valley has established a COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund for the entire Rock River Valley.
ISP Is Giving Up Hats And Ties To Stop Spread Of COVID-19
Illinois State Police will not longer wear hats or ties in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak in an effort to prevent the spread of disease.
The US Post Office Is Hiring Hundreds Locally
The USPS says no experience is necessary, and training is provided.
Here’s Illinois’ Essential Businesses List
The order began at 5 p.m. Saturday and will go until April 7. Like other states, the order will mean residents can still go to the grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and make pharmacy runs.
Tax Day Has Been Officially Moved To July 15th
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today that the IRS has officially moved Tax Day to July 15.
WCAS Is Promoting Foster Adoptions
Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) wants you to know that they're looking for foster homes for their animals to help them keep the shelter population down.
This Is Why You Don’t Want Homemade Hand Sanitizer
A 7-Eleven store owner faces multiple charges after she allegedly mixed and sold sanitizer that left four children with burns.
Governor Pritzker Issues A Disaster Proclamation For Illinois
Governor JB Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation as the number of Coronavirus cases in Illinois reaches eleven and a third Chicago area school announced it has closed.
North America’s Largest Adventure Park Is Coming To Illinois
According to Forbes, the park will feature 300 acres of free-standing towers for patrons to climb and navigate.
Illinois’ February Weed Sales Total $34.8 Million
$34.8 million is less than the $39.2 million in January sales, but analysts say that Illinois' recreational marijuana market holds promise for continued growth.