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.
More than a dozen men affiliated with a street gang have been charged in federal court with gun and drug trafficking near the Altgeld Gardens public housing complex on the South Side, Department of Justice officials said today.
The men are alleged members or associates of the Black Disciples street gang. Of the group, 16 men were arrested on Thursday, one man was arrested today and a nationwide manhunt is underway for the final man, according to a press release issued by the FBI.
Officials said that 12 of the men who were charged were arrested in the Chicago area by the FBI's Safe Streets Gang Task Force with the assistance of Chicago Police. Two were arrested in Wisconsin, one man was arrested in Iowa and the remaining two men were arrested in Indiana, FBI officials said.