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.
March 7, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Ravinia's 2013 lineup includes more than 120 acts -- ranging from Josh Groban to Sting and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The outdoor music venue just outside Chicago runs from June 6 to September 15, 2013. Ravinia is the oldest music festival in North America.
The 2013 Ravinia lineup includes country, jazz, R&B, rock and folk artists, as well as singers-songwriters and classical music. Ravinia's 2013 Schedule
New to Ravinia in 2013: Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Josh Groban, Alabama, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Journey, Darius Rucker, Celtic Woman, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Smash Mouth, Rodney Atkins, Sugar Ray, Jana Kramer, Jewel, Paula Cole, Gin Blossoms, Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band, Vertical Horizon, Heart, Fastball, Aaron Diehl, Alejandro Escovedo, and Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks
Repeat performers who will return in 2013: Sting, Sheryl Crow, Chicago, Don McLean, Go-Go's, Gipsy Kings, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, John Hiatt, Indigo Girls, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Cray, The B-52s, Willie Nelson, Ramsey Lewis, Los Lobos, Tony Bennett, James Hunter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lyle Lovett, Anita Baker, George Thorogood, Buddy Guy, Steely Dan, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, return to the festival
Also, Ravinia is in its 78th summer residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where 2,500 pavilion seats are priced at just $25 each. Highlights for the CSO 2013 Ravinia program include a CSO's live performance of The Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers as the movie is shown.
Other special projects include Yo-Yo Ma and friends, John Adams, Benny Goodman tribute, and David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion
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