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.
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.
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.
Some Stimulus Checks Are Being Sent To The Wrong Accounts
I don't usually get caught up in what's trending on social media, but I'll admit to being curious when I saw that H&R Block and TurboTax were trending on Twitter.
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.
Walmart Is Offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner
With millions of Americans suffering financially due to the pandemic, it's nice to see partnerships develop with the goal of helping people through this mess.
Sleep Experts Say People Are Crankier After Fall Time Change
As strange as it may sound, a new study says that we're pretty angry right after we "fall back." A lot angrier than when we "spring forward."
Dentists Warn Parents About A New TikTok Challenge
It was just a few weeks back that we learned about a dangerous new challenge that TikTok users were being exposed to. That was the "Benadryl Challenge." Now, we've got another one.