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.
It’s a beautiful day in Hollywood for fans of the dearly departed Fred Rogers, whoDeadline reports is getting a biopic.
A spec script about Rogers’s life, entitled “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” just sold to Treehouse Pictures. Details about the script -- penned by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” writer Alexis Jolly -- were not revealed.
Rogers was the creator and star of beloved children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001. Rogers, who studied music and theology and was an ordained Presbyterian minister, went into broadcasting to change what he saw as unsatisfactory children’s television at the time. His show went on to become a staple of early childhood programming, featuring songs, puppets, a trolley, and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, all masterminded by the sweater-clad Rogers.
“Fred Rogers was such an inspirational man for so many people,” said Justin Nappi of Treehouse Pictures. “His keen ability to find the good in anyone, or anything, will make for a truly inspiring cinematic experience. In literally shaping the world around him to fit into his own unique perspective, he created what is arguably the most influential American children’s television show of all time.”
“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” won four Emmys during its run, and Rogers won a lifetime achievement Emmy in 1997. He passed away in 2003.