Joe has been doing radio for 32 years and teams with Ramonski Luv for "The Real Show" week-day evenings on V-103. He also does the "Back in the Day" show on Saturday evenings from 5 to10pm.
He is a native Chicagoan who graduated from Farragut High School on the West-side and Daley College on the South-side where he received his Associate of Arts Degree. Joe then moved to DeKalb where he earned his Bachelors in Radio, Television and Film at Northern Illinois University.
Joe has been married to wife Darlene for 18 years. They have 2 daughters and a son. Sonia, Samantha and Sonny. They also have 2 dogs. Katie and BJ.
Aside from his family and radio, baseball is his passion. He plays for The Yankees of The Roy Hobbs League. He has won National Championships with teams out of Dallas and Memphis.
Joe teaches Announcing and History of Radio at Kennedy King College. He is also the Lector Coordinator at St. Leonard's Church in Berwyn, Illinois.
Joe's favorite movie is The Godfather. His favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs. His favorite musical groups are Santana and Steely Dan and his favorite color is blue. He's also quite fond of leopard print.
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Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is being harassed by members of his family who want money, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The situation threatened to get out of control Tuesday at Smith’s North Dallas home, from where he called 911 after siblings showed up at his home to “harass and torment” him in “the pursuit of financial gain,” according to the police report.
The Morning News reported Smith gave a “substantial amount of money” to his family after he signed a four-year, $12.496 million contract as the ninth overall pick of the draft in 2011. But family members keep asking for more.
Smith, 21, has three sisters and two brothers. According to the newspaperreport, two of his sisters were among at least three people who came to Smith’s home on Saturday and Tuesday.
During the summer, Smith filed a protective order against his stepfather, Roy Pinkney, and mother, Frankie Pinkney, to keep them from contacting him. The Morning News report says the protective order also prohibits Smith’s parents from contacting him through his siblings.
But the harassment didn't stop, leading to the 911 call.
“Lesser means were tried and they weren’t successful,” John Schorsch, one of Smith’s attorneys, told the Morning News. “You can use your own imagination as to what it took for a guy that big and that imposing to be that worried.”
Smith’s parents live in southern California and own a cleaning business in Riverside, Calif. Smith played college football at USC and was the youngest player in the league during the 2011 season.
During training camp, one of Smith’s family members had to be removed from the practice facility, unnamed Cowboys sources told the Morning News. Not surprisingly, the newspaper report said the situation has been very difficult for Smith “to deal with emotionally.”