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.
Here’s Your Rockford Area Road Closure and Sandbag Location List
With the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers at dangerous levels, and flooding expected to stick around for a few days at least, you might wish to know where to avoid.
How Many Illinoisans Claim Irish Ancestry?
I'm no expert, but that dude doesn't really have the authentic "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" look going for him.
Illinois Treasurer Returns Medals To WWII Veteran’s Family
1st Lt. Walter B. Ingledew Jr. died after being shot down over France 75 years ago. Monday, his family got his long-lost medals back.
Rockford Ranked One Of The Best St. Patrick’s Day Cities
If you really want to go out and live it up on St. Patty's Day, you might think you have to go elsewhere to get the full experience. A new study says you should stay right here.
Little Caesar’s Pizza Warns Of Fake Coupon Scam
If the thought of getting three free large pizzas from Little Caesars sounds too good to be true, that's because it is.
Amish Man Takes Buggy-Skiing Joyride in Minnesota
An Iowa woman visiting near Harmony, Minnesota captured a video of how one Amish man had some engine-free fun after the recent snowfall.
Gov’s New Budget Would Impose Statewide Tax On Plastic Bags
A new 5-cent statewide tax on plastic bags would hit up Illinois shoppers for as much as $23 million in state revenue. Chicago would be exempt from the new tax, since it already has a tax in place.
Exelon Threatens Closure of Byron Nuclear Plant By 2022
Exelon is threatening to shutter three nuclear plants in northern Illinois, which together power the equivalent of 5.5 million homes in the region.
Rockford BBB Warns Of Tax Preparation Scams
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Chicago and Northern Illinois is reminding businesses and consumers to file smart in an effort to keep their tax information secure and avoid tax-related scams.
These Are The Most Uniquely Searched Super Bowl Recipes
This year, Americans are expected to spend $14.8 billion on the game, for an average of $81.30 per person, with much of that spending on food and drink, according to the National Retail Federation.