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 Cubs Remove Billy Williams, Ron Santo Statues–Here’s Why
In today's world, when you see that a statue (or in this case, statues) are being removed from the spots where they stood, you probably wonder what societal misdeeds they're being accused of committing. At least I do.
Iowa Man Claims To Have Taken Photos Of Bigfoot
It seems as though we just can't get away from Bigfoot. It was a little over a week ago that Joe Dredge wrote a piece on this site about a Bigfoot and Bigfoot baby possibly being filmed in Michigan.
Blackhawks’ Announcer Pat Foley Says Next Season Is His Last
Chicago sports is losing another play-by-play man, but not to another team. When Len Kasper announced he was leaving the Cubs, it was to move to the White Sox. Pat Foley seems to be calling it a career.
There’s A Lot Of Talk That The Chicago Bears Are Going To Be Sold
Yesterday, the buzz started to grow about some apparent strife within the McCaskey family that may eventually wind up with the Chicago Bears being sold.
Chicago Says Cubs Can Sell 2000 More Tickets Per Game
Last season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nobody took anybody out to the ballgame anywhere in the country except for the last rounds of the playoffs and World Series when Texas allowed a few thousand fans into Globe Life Field in Arlington.
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.