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.
SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) -
The Illinois House of Representatives voted Friday to approve the ban the use of cell phones while driving. The bill now heads to the Senate.
"Banning the use of cell phones while driving is nothing but government being the ultimate big brother," said State Representative Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro). "What's next? Banning the use of pens and paper or listening to music in the car? Our government needs to stay out of our personal lives and focus on governing not dictating."
According to Rep. Bost, the bill says that a person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using a cell phone.
However, the ban will reportedly allow drivers to use hands-free devices such as Bluetooth headsets and hands free devices.
Exemptions are provided for the following; use in emergency situations by public safety officials (such as police, fire, EMS), HAM radio operators and truckers that use C. B. radios that are not listed in Illinois' current texting while driving ban.
House Bill 1247 passed 64-46.