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.
On the heels of Jason Collins making headlines for coming out in a Sports Illustrated editorial and Brittney Griner publicly addressing her sexuality, a national gay and lesbian athlete hall of fame has been established in Chicago.
Although the organization is created in Chicago, it's going to be national. Executive Director and Board Chairman Bill Gubrud said the goal is to recognize people and organizations that have attempted to combat stereotypes and have embraced gay and lesbian athletes.
"We're not just going to honor gay athletes, but other athletes who helped those gay athletes along and provided a safe haven," Gubrud said, as quoted by the Tribune.
The organization will honor nominees from youth leagues to professional. Athletes, both living and deceased, can be nominated here.
Gubrud, a gay die-hard Chicago Cubs fan hopes to debunk the myth that gay people don't enjoy sports, as noted by CNS News. The induction ceremony will take place Aug. 2 in Chicago at the Center on Halsted.