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.
Last week the Associated Press detailed the hopeful and defiant messages scrawled by construction workers on the iron and concrete of One World Trade Center.
This week, a New York Daily News "exclusive" sheds light on the other graffiti at the city's tallest building: the racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic vitriol written on the plywood walls of the temporary men's bathrooms, located on every fifth floor of the 104-story skyscraper.
“Most of it’s racial,” a source at One WTC told the News of the workers' messages. “Most of it — I mean, there’s a lot of stuff with the N-word. But pretty much every race is covered: Spanish people, Irish people, Jewish people, women.”
Some of the graffiti lowlights:
"Where's Obama's birth certificate!!!"
"Irish: Take a bath you smelly f**s."
“Woman don’t belong in construction! Maybe painting, that’s it. Then who’s gonna (perform a sex act on) us?”
Want to read more awfulness? Head over to the "Tower Of Hate" exclusive. Or, as oneNews commenter notes, check out any public restroom in the city.
"Racist and sexist comments scrawled on bathroom walls," writes BZORN22. "Really. Check out any public toilet in NY and maybe even in the world and you will see the same thing. In other news the sun came up in East this morning."
Meanwhile, workers are busy building the 800-ton, 408-foot spire that will sit atop the high-rise, set to be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
One World Trade Center is expected to be open for business in 2014, over 12 years after the attacks of September 11th destroyed the Twin Towers, killing more than 2,800 people.