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.
Sleeping Poorly? Science Says It’s Because Of An Upcoming Full Moon
Since most of the snowpack will have melted away by the weekend, you'll need something to look at besides wet, brown grass. Luckily, the moon will provide a pretty cool distraction.
Snow Blowers Are Being Recalled For “Amputation Hazard”
Sure, we hear about recalls all the time, but you've got to admit that the words "amputation hazard" are not usually associated with most product recalls.
Extreme Cold Weather Is Not Your Phone Battery’s Friend
That sudden and rapid decrease in your phone's battery life is not your imagination, and it doesn't necessarily mean that you need to replace the battery or phone. The culprit might just be this incredibly cold weather we're experiencing right now.
Nestle Is Recalling Hot Pockets Nationwide
And, by "recalling," I don't mean thinking about how they ate several of them after a night of drinking only to wake up the next day hating themselves.
Man Lives Inside O’Hare For Months Because of Flying Fear
So, you find yourself at O'Hare International Airport in October of 2020. You suddenly realize that COVID-19 is a problem (even though the pandemic has been raging since March of 2020). What do you do?
Haven’t Received Your Stimulus Yet? You May Get It Via Debit Card
There seems to be a lot more questions about the most recent round of stimulus money being distributed across the country than there were last time the feds were handing it out.
Michael Jordan’s Golf Course Has A Beer Delivery Drone
Okay, so you're (arguably) the greatest basketball player of all-time, a highly successful business man, and a billionaire. What do you do to one-up the rest of humanity?
Beware Of Pet Fraud If You’re Adopting A Holiday Dog Or Cat
While 2020 has pretty much sucked for most human beings, it's probably been the best year ever for the family dog or cat.
Right Before Thanksgiving, 1 Million Crock-Pots Are Recalled
The crockpot (or, slow cooker) sits unused in your cabinet for nearly 12 months, but the day before you actually plan to use the thing they issue a recall? Yep, pretty much.
If You’re Flying, Here’s What Foods TSA Says You Can Bring
Yeah, I know. We're not supposed to be travelling anywhere for Thanksgiving. You're being discouraged from taking a car ride, let alone a plane trip. But, if you're going anyway, here's what you can bring along.