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.
THE PROS AND CONS OF DATING A CO-WORKER (Yahoo):
1) Working with your partner can be quite rewarding, especially when it comes to carpooling, not having to worry about conflicting schedules, and having the ability to spend more time together.
2) You will now have a built-in accomplice when it comes to job-related strategies, ideas, and proposals.
3) If you're having a bad day at work, you don't have to wait until you get home for consolation. Your partner will recognize your stress and offer an immediate shoulder to lean on. Sometimes, just knowing they're nearby can keep a bad day from becoming worse.
4) Sharing the work environment may help to keep evening and weekend conversations work-free zones. Since you both already know what happened at work, you can spend more time discussing subjects of a more personal nature during off time.
5) You will never have to explain working late again.
1) Personal issues may quickly become workplace issues leading to unsatisfactory job performance. This is one of the main reasons employers frown on this practice in the first place.
2) Relationships have a way of cooling off over time. The ability to spend every waking hour together may seem ideal at first, but after a while, even too much of a good thing can be TOO MUCH.
3) What if the relationship fizzles? It's not much fun to think about, but it is an important consideration. Think about your high school days and how uncomfortable things got when a relationship with a classmate went south. Now multiply that by a thousand and you may have at least an inkling of what you may be setting yourself up for in present day.
4) Suppose the opportunity came along that required one of you to relocate with the company for a promotion. A decision would have to be made that could have you choosing between the promotion and your new-found love.
5) Your co-workers may not be as thrilled for you as you think. Inter-office relationships can often mean everyone you work with having access to the intimate details of your love life. This can cause friction on a whole new level. People will talk. That is a fact. And that "talk" can be vicious.