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.
For The 1st Time, Illinois Weed Sales Don’t Set A Monthly Record
Since legalization of recreational marijuana began at the first of the year, Illinois failed to break a new month-over-month sales record in November.
Illinois Weed Sales Bring In Over $63 Million In August
If you recall earlier this year, arguments raged back and forth over whether marijuana dispensaries should be labeled "essential" during the pandemic shutdowns across the country.
White Sox Fan Donates Kidney To Save Cubs Fan
In spite of baseball's unwritten rule about Cubs and Sox fans hating each other for eternity, a Cubs fan is alive today because of the gift of life from a Sox fan.
Pandemic Produces Record Weed Sales In Illinois
July cannabis sales in Illinois hit $61 million, which is up from $47.6 million in June and $44.3 million in May.
Family Dog Makes 50-Mile Trek To Former Missouri Home
Cleo, a yellow Labrador Retriever/Border Collie mix apparently decided "I'm not gonna be in Kansas anymore," and hit the road for her family's former home in Missouri.
Illinois Has Released Nearly 4000 Inmates, Including 64 Murderers
Of the almost 4000 inmates released, 146 of them are sex offenders with 3 of those being convicted in Ogle and Winnebago Counties.
Mexico To Stop Making Corona Beer
Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, whose brands also include Pacifico and Modelo, said the suspension will take effect on Sunday.
Governor Pritzker To Sign Recreational Weed Bill Into Law Today
Governor Pritzker campaigned on it, and today at a news conference in Chicago, he plans on signing recreational marijuana into law.
Don’t Forget About Your Clocks Saturday Night!
I know, most of our timepieces will make the switch automatically, but there's always at least one clock that requires the "old school" treatment.
Bears Kicker Cody Parkey is a Hot Topic on Social Media
Cody Parkey might not need Steve Bartman's level of protection, but many fans are extremely unhappy with him.