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.
Key outcomes of the new parking meter deal
The Good: Free parking returns for one day a week. "You shouldn’t have to pay to go to church," Emanuel said according to DNAinfo. "Whether you go to church or not, everyone deserves a break from feeding parking meters in our neighborhoods on Sunday."
The Bad: Free parking won't go into effect until late summer; drivers still have to pay for Sunday parking if they're in the "Central Business District" north of Roosevelt, east of Halsted and south of North Avenue (essentially the Loop, River North, Streeterville, West Loop and Old Town).
The Good: No more annoying round trips between your car and a pay box half a block away.
The Bad: Feature won't take effect until summer of 2014; .35-cent "convenience charge" on all payments; useless to drivers who don't have smartphones with payment app.
Parking Hour Extensions
The Good: Nothing — It was a necessary evil to get free Sunday parking.
The Bad: River North area meters will see three more hours of metered time tacked on, with meters running until midnight instead of ending at 9 p.m. Elsewhere, meters will run an hour longer, until 10 p.m. in most neighborhoods.