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.
For accused Chicago robber Lee Turner, crime really doesn't pay.
While Lee made off with just $3 after allegedly robbing a 19 year-old at gunpoint in Humboldt Park Saturday, his eventual bond wasn't quite as paltry.
According to the Tribune, bail for the 40-year-old Near West Side resident was set for $250,000 in bond court Sunday.
Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Joell Zahr said Turner confronted the victim and a witness around 11:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue when the teen got out of a car to buy cigarettes, reports DNAinfo Chicago. After allegedly asking the victim "What you got?" Turner pulled the victim to an empty lot and pointed a gun at him.
Police say the teen handed Turner $3 from his pocket, which Turner grabbed before fleeing in a Cadillac Escalade, reports the Tribune. The victim and a witness chased Turner by car, but police nabbed him for a traffic violation a short distance later where cops also recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol.
Turner was charged with armed robbery and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon; he has a string of seven past felony convictions, six of which are narcotics related, prosecutors said. Turner returns to court March 15.
According to Chicago police data, there have been 113 robberies in District 11, the scene of the crime, so far this year, down roughly 23 percent from the same time last year.