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.
Iowa Becomes The 1st State To Legalize Cocktails-To-Go
House File 2540 passed the Iowa Senate 44-4 and passed the Iowa House unanimously (96-0) over the weekend. Governor Kim Richards signed the bill into law on Monday.
Lake Of The Ozarks Viral Video Prompts Travel Advisory
A bunch of videos appeared on social media showing hundreds of people packed in swimming pools and summer venues in Lake of the Ozarks, many not wearing facemasks or adhering to social distancing.
Lyft Launches “Wait and Save” Option For Pandemic
"Wait & Save" rides will cost less than a standard Lyft ride, and in exchange, riders will wait between 5 and 40 minutes to be picked up.
Here’s How You Track Your Stimulus Check
The IRS tweeted over the weekend that the first of the stimulus checks were being deposited into bank accounts. So, where's yours?
McDonald’s Is Donating 1 Million N95 Masks In Illinois
Of the one million masks, 750K will be distributed in Chicago, where the company's global headquarters is located, and another 250K will go to the rest of the state.
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.
Another Day, Another Recall–This Time It’s Baby Carriers
Nearly 14,000 of Infantino’s baby carriers have been recalled because the buckles on the carriers can break, posing a fall hazard to children.
Want To Bring Your Thanksgiving Feast On A Plane? You Can!
So, you're flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, and you've been asked to bring some of the feast with you. What can you take on the airplane? Lots of things.
The Secret Sister Gift Exchange Is Back–And Illegal
The “Secret Sister” gift exchange (SSGE) campaign quickly became popular in 2015 through Facebook posts, and remains popular (and still illegal) in 2019.
Bad Weather Causes Plane To Slide Off O’Hare Runway
It's been a rough few hours throughout the Midwest this morning, thanks to a wide-ranging snow band working its way across our region.