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.
A White House official tells ABC7 that first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Chicago on Saturday to attend the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton.
Mrs. Obama will be joined by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
The 15-year-old King College Prep drum majorette was shot to death not far from the first family's South Side home soon after performing at President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities.
Pendleton's shooting death attracting national attention to Chicago's homicide and violence problem as local, state and federal officials push for stronger gun legislation in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre.
Saturday's funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Greater Harvest Baptist Church, 5141 S. State, in Chicago.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to speak at the services.