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.
Midwestern Woman Becomes Oldest Living American
Here's the thing about becoming the oldest person in the United States--it's not a title that one gets to hold on to for very long.
Can You Drink Alcohol After Getting The COVID Vaccine?
Let's say you've done everything that's been asked of you. You paid attention to the information regarding availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, made your appointment, and got the shots. Can you celebrate with a beer, cocktail, or glass of wine?
Health Officials Join Warning Against Laminating Vaccine Cards
Last week, we told you that Staples and Office Depot are offering free lamination for your COVID-19 vaccination card. Right after that, news began to spread that the phony vaccination card business is booming. There's a connection, and medical professionals are not happy about it.
Illinois Supermarket Clerk Saves Baby In Runaway Cart
Before this job, I spent around three years working at the Pineway supermarket in my hometown of Oregon, Illinois. I've been trying to recall if I did anything even borderline heroic during my tenure as a stockboy.
Staples, Office Depot Will Laminate Your Vaccine Card Free
My first thought upon reading this was that this is a pretty interesting way to get me to buy computer ink and paper while I'm there. But, upon further consideration, I can see where this offer could come in handy.
U of I Study Suggests Feeding Your Dog Human Food
I don't know how it goes around your house, but I'm constantly getting "the look" from my family for occasionally (okay, maybe the word I should have used is "constantly") feeding our dogs a few things from the dinner table.
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.