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 Angels (38's) and Braves (48's) 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.
"American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino is angry that she is being "judged" in a world that has legalized same-sex marriage and marijuana.
On Sunday, Barrino posted what some perceived to be an anti-gay rant on Instagram, condemning same-sex marriage and other anti-Biblical issues, Towleroad reports.
Via Good As You:
I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House... Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I'm not doing Nothing for you... My Life!!!!
However, a statement regarding Barrino's remarks was later released.
Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight. Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.
What judgment Barrino was originally referring to is unclear, Towleroad notes. The 2004 "Idol" winner has been out of the spotlight since winning her first Grammy last year, but she has had difficulties dealing with public scrutiny before.
In 2010, Barrino attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on a bottle of Aspirin, The suicide attempt took place just days after the singer was accused of having an affair with a married man.
"I think I was just overloaded with everything, with carrying six years of so much," she told "Good Morning America" in August 2010. "I always take a licking and keep on ticking... It just became heavy for me to the point that I just wanted to be away from the noise... There's so much that people don't understand. They just see the glitz and the glamour, and they feel like life is so perfect, but we're human and we go through things."
Barrino is set to take the stage at the 2013 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in New Orleans in February.