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.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Ohio prosecutor who lightheartedly filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently "predicted" an early spring said he may consider a pardon now that the animal's handler is taking the blame.
Bill Deeley, president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, told The Associated Press on Monday that the animal rightly predicted six more weeks of winter last month, but he mistakenly announced an early spring because he failed to correctly interpret Phil's "groundhog-ese."
"I'm the guy that did it; I'll be the fall guy. It's not Phil's fault," Deeley said.
Butler County, Ohio, prosecutor Mike Gmoser told the AP that he's reconsidering the charges in light of the new evidence and may issue a full pardon.
"Frankly, he is a cute little rascal, a cute little thing," Gmoser said. "And if somebody is willing to step up to the plate and take the rap, I'm willing to listen."
The Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, a borough about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, attracts worldwide attention each year. But the attention stretched well beyond Feb. 2 when Gmoser last week issued an indictment as winter-like weather continued across much of the nation even as spring began.
"Punxsutawney Phil did purposely, and with prior calculation and design cause the people to believe that spring would come early," Gmoser's indictment said. The penalty? Death, Smoser said, tongue firmly in cheek.
Deeley said this is the second year in a row he's misinterpreted Phil's forecast. "Remember, last year at this time, it was 80 degrees and Phil had predicted six more weeks of winter," Deeley said.
Under normal circumstances, Deeley's interpretation of the forecast is infallible, as long as he clings to the gnarly, magical "Arcadian" cane while the rodent whispers the forecast into his ear. Deeley still doesn't know what went wrong, but he said the borough is nonetheless pleased to still be in the news more than six weeks later - although there's more snow on the ground, and local schools were closed Monday.
"We couldn't have generated this much publicity with a $10,000 ad campaign," he said.
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