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.
Chicago is “in for a rough summer” with “children taking over” the streets unless something is done to hold parents accountable, a West Side alderman warned Thursday.
Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) vented her fears and frustrations about unruly teens before a City Council committee approved a crackdown on the parents of repeat curfew violators.
Five days after an outbreak of wildings on North Michigan Avenue orchestrated on Facebook and Twitter involving 400 young people, Mitts said it’s time to get even tougher.
“Somebody needs to be held accountable for these children. The children are taking over and, if we don’t do something, we’re in for a rough summer. For the last two days, I’m out here on the street. This one got killed. This one’s fighting. That one’s fighting. These are kids. They’re taking over the streets. They’re taking over the restaurants,” Mitts said.
“We’re constantly saying parents need to be held accountable, but we’re just talking. We need to put some teeth in the talk. Otherwise, we’re gonna have the children taking over and parents will be sitting at home scared of their children. That’s what we have: a lot of parents afraid of these kids. They’re not in school. They’re out on the street disrespecting everybody and everything. You can’t even talk to ’em. . . . These youth are out of control.”