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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A 17-year-old Fenger High School student took a teacher’s car out for a joy ride and left it wrecked in an alley near the Far South Side school, police said.
Amonie A. Gipson, of the 1900 block of Canal Street in south suburban Blue Island, was charged as an adult and is expected to appear in bond court today.
The science and English teacher, who works at the school at 11220 S. Wallace St., called police on Wednesday after he couldn't find his car keys in his coat pocket and discovered that his car missing, according to a police report.
A witness told police he saw Gipson take the car, so the teacher contacted her and she told him she had it but would return it, the report said.
Gipson was eventually arrested at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday after police learned she was caught on a security camera driving the car out of the school parking lot, police said.
When officers went to her home, Gipson said "two guys" had approached her at school and told her, "We got a whole steamer (slang for stolen car)," according to the police report, apparently meaning they had the keys to the car.
Gipson said the two others pressed the alarm button on the remote to find the car, and she drove it around the corner and gave it to them, then walked to a McDonald’s, police said.
When an assistant principal called her to tell her she had "15 minutes to bring it back," she told her she needed 30 minutes, called a friend and met up with the two "guys," climbing into the back seat of the car. She told police the two were “driving it all crazy and hit a tree,’’ the report said.
When the assistant principal called her again, Gipson told her the car had crashed in an alley in the 11300 block of South Wallace Street. The teacher found it there, with damage to the left side, the report said.
There was no information about the two alleged accomplices.