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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BY SUN-TIMES STAFF March 30, 2013 6:36AM
Updated: March 30, 2013 3:55PM
A Chicago man was charged in the shooting death of his grandfather and namesake, 72-year old William Strickland, who was gunned down earlier this month as he left his home in the predawn hours for a kidney dialysis appointment.
The younger, 19-year-old William Strickland was charged late Friday with first-degree murder and armed robbery with a handgun in connection with the March 2 shooting death of his grandfather, police said.
He was scheduled to appear Saturday in Cook County Bond Court.
The elder Strickland liked to get to his dialysis appointment early to get it out of the way, neighbors said at the time.
“He went early,” said Theolene Shears, 84. “He said he liked it better so he could get it over with.”
He was doing exactly that when we was killed, police said.
Strickland was headed to a Pace paratransit van, and had just made it to the gangway of his home in the 400 block of East 95th Street when two men robbed and shot him several times, police said.
He died a short while later, about 4 a.m., just steps from his home, authorities said.
Neighbors said Strickland, who sometimes walked with a cane, went to dialysis three times a week.
Strickland was friendly with the driver of the van, who was there when the shooting happened, Patrick Wilmot, a spokesman for Pace said at the time.
Family and neighbors said Strickland had recently retired after working for nearly 30 years at a steel mill.
“He (was) a good neighbor, a very nice and congenial, quiet man,” said Shears, who heard three shots.
She said “he watched out for the neighborhood” and reported any trouble he saw.