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.
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Beyonce had a miscarriage prior to having her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Jay-Z briefly addressed it on "Glory." But now the singer herself opens up about the unfortunate event inLife Is But a Dream, her documentary that will be airing on HBO in February.
"About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time," she says in the doc. "And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life."
Bey says that her and Jay-Z were excited about their forthcoming bundle of joy.
"I picked out names," Beyonce recalls. "I envisioned what my child would look like . . . I was feeling very maternal."
But then things went awry.
"I flew back to New York to get my check up -- and no heartbeat," she says. "Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat."
How did she deal with the loss? Like a true creative.
"I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I've ever written in my life," she says, though she never indicates which song it is, specifically. "And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I've ever been through."