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.
You can also catch up with joe @ joesotov103 on Twitter and joesoto on Facebook.
First he was hitting the weights, but now jailed ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is hitting the books.
Blagojevich will go from washer to "shusher" as he leaves his kitchen dishwashing duty to work in the library of the federal prison in suburban Denver where he's serving out a 14-year sentence on corruption charges.
Prior to his new lit-minded gig, Blagojevich was reportedly "totally bored" washing pots and pans in the Englewood, Colo. prison.
Sam Adam Jr., one of Blagojevich's former defense lawyers, told the Sun-Times the convicted ex-governor had been staving off boredom by reading books about former presidents.
Adam's father reportedly sends Blagojevich "two or three books a month." As of early November, Blagojevich is up to the eighteenth president, Ulysses S. Grant.
HuffPost previously reported Blagojevich was told he would be teaching either Shakespeare or ancient Greek philosophy and mythology after his 90-day kitchen duty ended. The ex-governor is known for citing poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson and Rudyard Kipling.