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.
The Chicago Bears’ 100th Season Is Coming Soon
In 1920 George Halas established the Decatur Staleys, a founding franchise in the inaugural year of the American Professional Football association, which later became the NFL.
Rockford Homes Are Selling At A Record Pace
Home prices also hit a 12-year high last month, with an average price of over $143K
RFD’s Cargo Operations Just Keep Growing and Growing
It's been a good week by-the-numbers for Rockford. We're one of the best places in America for retirement, and The Chicago-Rockford International Airport (RFD) gets a great ranking for cargo airports.
Lucky Driver Saved By Good Samaritans on I-88
After all the bad behavior we see reported every day, it's so nice to see a group of strangers save the day for someone.
New Law May Bring More Cameras To Illinois Expressways
The law, signed last week, requires state agencies to come up with a plan to increase the number of cameras along expressways in Cook County.
Let’s Look At Some Unique Ways To Keep Cool In A Heatwave
There's no getting around it, or mincing words about it, either. It's hot, and it's gonna get a lot hotter before this heatwave breaks. Try some of these techniques to keep cool.
Here Are The Cooling Spots Around The Rockford Area
As temperatures in and around Rockford keep pushing up toward the century mark, lots of folks are going to need some help to stay cool. Here's where to go.
Rockford’s Gas Prices Are On The Rise
What do you get when you double the gas tax and then add in declining oil inventories along with Hurricane Barry? Prices going up at the pump.
Twitter Reacts To The Midwestern Heatwave
With temperatures riding in the low 90s and headed for triple digits by the end of the week, overheated Midwesterners have some thoughts to share.
Rockford Is 2nd Highest Nationally For Positive Heartworm Tests
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