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.
The prices of CTA passes are going up today as the transit agency attempts to generate an extra $56 million a year.
The hikes, as steep as 74 pecent, cut the discounts that unlimited ride tickets offer.
The CTA base fare will remain the same, $2 for bus rides and $2.25 for train rides.
However, the price for the Blue Line from O’Hare Airport is going up to $5.
Pay-as-you-go users will not feel much impact.
Starting Monday, a 30-day CTA pass will cost $100, up from $86.
A 7-day pass will increase from $23 to $28. A 3-day pass will now cost $20, up from $14. And the prices of a 1-day pass will increase from $5.75 to $10.
CTA ridership has increased by more than 5 percent over the past 20 months, but the Regional Transportation Authority predicts no growth in CTA use this year.