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.
Nothing sends the message "Hurry up and get out of there!" quite like the Jaws theme. The menacing orchestral music from 1975's Steven Spielberg-directed film was the 85th Academy Awards' choice to gradually play out the more verbose acceptance speeches.
To be fair, all nominees are instructed to limit their thank-yous to 45 seconds. At the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 4, they also were advised to prepare a speech in advance, whether they think they'll win or not. That's the surest way to avoid the dreaded "ums" and "uhs" that can tongue-tie even the most experienced actor.
Winners of the technical awards seem more prone to fall victim to the sonic cane, but as the show runs ever longer, the outro inevitably becomes less discriminating.
You could say the same of the reaction on social media, where the prevailing sentiment seemed to be: No matter who is at the microphone, Jaws is an especially harsh soundtrack -- and also a hilarious one.
"If your acceptance speech includes 'uhhmmm' more than three times, they're playing theJaws theme," tweeted Funny Or Die. "Jaws theme is making me laugh louder and louder each time - hysterical idea," wrote Piers Morgan. Jabbed Entertainment Weekly'sDalton Ross: "I realized I am a horrible person once I started secretly rooting for them to bust out the Jaws theme during the In Memoriam segment."