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.
Just when it appeared the Los Angeles Lakers had escaped their season-long drama — even if just for a few days — a report surfaced Tuesday that Dwight Howard mocked Kobe Bryant behind his back in the locker room during All-Star Weekend in Houston.
According to the New York Post, a source said Howard "grabbed Kobe’s uniform, put it on, and imitated him in front of all the other players on the West team,” including the Clippers' Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and the Thunder's Kevin Durant.
The report also claims that after arriving in the locker room, Bryant “said hello to everyone on the team except Howard, grabbed his stuff and moved as far away from Howard as he could," according to the source.
While there may be validity to the report, it isn't the first time Howard has jokingly mocked Bryant.
In his introductory press conference with the Lakers, Howard amused the media with a spot-on impression of Bryant during a phone call.
Then in November, while on a plane following a loss to the Sacramento Kings, Howard hopped on the intercom system and gave a quick team speech, playfully mocking a "75-year-old" Bryant.
In January, after the New York Daily News reported that the two nearly came to blows following a New Year's Day loss, and just after Bryant reportedly agreed with Shaquille O'Neal's comments labeling Howard "soft," Bryant and Howard both took to social media to make light of the situation.