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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Jaime Foxx isn't taking Spike Lee's criticism of "Django Unchained" lying down. In a sharp response to Lee's diss, Foxx calls the director "shady" and "irresponsible."
Although "Django Unchained" has been widely praised by critics, won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and broke Quentin Tarantino's box office record, Lee spoke out against the film's portrayal of slavery without having seen the flick.
Lee had said previously in an interview with VIBETV that he did not plan to see "Django" because he considered the film "disrespectful."
In an interview with the Guardian, Foxx responded to Lee's criticism.
"The question for me is: where's Spike Lee coming from?" he said. "He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible."
Foxx noted that, for years, Hollywood has celebrated white people who told black stories or sang black songs. "But you got to look at the individual cases," said the actor. "When Pat Boone covered Little Richard, you think, 'Huh?', he's got no affinity for it. Good Golly Miss Molly? I don't think so. But you can't tell me that Eminem ain't hot 'cos he's white or that Elvis Presley isn't a bad motherf-----, or that Quentin Tarantino can't do whatever he likes, 'cos damn straight he can."
Lee's criticism of "Djano" wasn't the first time the "4 Little Girls" filmmaker slammed Tarantino. He also took issue with Tarantino's 1997 blaxploitation tribute, "Jackie Brown."
"I will say it again and again," he said during an interview after the release of "Jackie Brown," according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I have a definite problem with Quentin Tarantino’s excessive use of the n-word. And let the record show that I never said that he can not use that word -- I’ve used that word in many of my films -- but I think something is wrong with him."