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.
Wisconsin Senator’s Bill Would Make Packers Games Mandatory
Not necessarily mandatory to attend, but available to every single Wisconsinite.
St. Louis Cardinals Illinois License Plates Now Available
Yep. They're available. However, it's a bad idea and will probably completely devalue your car...or something.
Beloit Passes New Vaping Ordinance
With health concerns about vaping being top-of-mind in Wisconsin (and the rest of the nation), the City of Beloit passed a vaping ordinance Tuesday night to limit the use of the product.
Scam Artists Are Targeting Rockford Seniors
Bank robber Willie Sutton was once asked why he robbed banks. His answer was: "Because that's where the money is." Scammers look at senior citizens much the same way.
Wisconsin Gas Station Makes A Pricing Mistake
Cops were called, the station was shut down, but not before a bunch of people made off with some seriously under-priced gasoline.
Delays, Closures Possible At Starved Rock Over Labor Day Weekend
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) says to arrive early in the day and be alert for traffic delays and parking closures at Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks this Labor Day weekend.
City of Milwaukee Says ‘Stop Vaping Immediately!’
16 individuals in Milwaukee have been hospitalized as of August 28th with severe pneumonitis, or chemical pneumonia, which is inflammation of the lungs due to aspiration or inhalation of irritants.
Beach Hazard In Effect For Lake Michigan For 5th Day
Officials are warning everyone not to get in the water, especially after two drownings in Lake Michigan over the weekend.
The T.S.A. Is Urging Illinoisans To Get Their REAL ID
On October 1st, 2020, about 13 months from now, travelers will not be allowed to board a flight without a REAL ID, or some kind of alternative identification such as a passport.
State Finally Gets $14.7 Million in Overdue Money To RFD
The money, held up for over two years because of a budget impasse, will go toward the airport’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility.