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.
Colorado teachers will not be carrying concealed weapons at schools any time soon.
In Senate committee on Monday, Colorado Democrats rejected a Republican bill that would allow teachers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. The Denver Post reports that Republicans made the argument that children would be safer in school if teachers could carry firearms and that another massacre like Sandy Hook could possibly be avoided, but state Democrats, who control the legislature, dismissed the notion and killed the bill. The bill falled on a 2-3 party line vote.
The vote on SB-9 came on the same day as more than 100 gun control supporters rallied in front of the state Capitol, including some politicians and Aurora shooting victims' family members like Dave Hoover, uncle of Aurora victim A.J. Boik, who called for tighter gun regulation. "I don't think it's difficult to ask that we have universal background checks, that we take these weapons of war off the streets," Hoover said at the rally, 9News reports.
Under current Colorado law, concealed weapons are prohibited at schools, but SB-9 would have changed that allowing school boards to give permission to teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons and require firearm training.