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 Yankees 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.
Here are 3 questions that needs to be asked before proposing -- via Your Tango.
1. Are we going to have shared bank accounts? There is a common misconception that married couples are supposed to have shared bank accounts - not so! In fact, 31 percent of couples who live together or are married maintain separate checking accounts, and 23 percent keep separate savings accounts. While it can be advantageous to keep things separate because disagreements over spending can easily arise by sharing accounts, it's a personal decision that you and your partner need to discuss in advance. As long as you are in agreement, it doesn't really matter whether you have separate or joint accounts, just make sure you've both considered the pros and cons of each option.
2. Are we having kids, and if so, when? The decisions of whether or when to have children can be dealbreakers. So while you may not think it's a big deal to wait another 10 years to have a child, your future spouse may have other plans in mind. And men, don't allow yourself to be in the kind of marriage in which your spouse's gynecologist knows more about her plans to have children than you do. Raise this topic before you get married in order to make sure you're on the same page and avoid future disagreements.
3. What happens when the going gets rough? Marriage isn't all fun and laughter. There are times when you're going to look at your spouse and think, "Why did I marry this person again?" And that's okay. Well, it's okay if you have a plan in place for when things get tough. Create a plan of action for when you've been arguing about something for more than a few days and aren't able to connect and reach a resolution on your own. The last thing you want to do is sweep things under the rug; you have to clear the air and resolve issues as they arise.
R Kelly is getting out of the closet and possibly trying his hand at country. He told Vibe that he's been writing a lot of country songs.
He said, "I've really been writing a lot of country songs. I used to get criticised for doing a 'Bump & Grind' then turning around and doing a gospel song. But the truth is I'm glad I have a gift that allows me to switch lanes. My talent is more than just sexual songs. There was a time I desperately needed for the world to know that I was no category guy. My whole goal in life was to reach that certain success where people will say, 'Hey, that guy can do anything. He's the Evil Knievel of music. He's jumping over 15 buses!'"
With a little more than a week left before the Chicago Board of Education votes onproposals to close 54 Chicago public schools and co-locate 11 more, the Chicago Teachers Union is planning a massive protest against what they call Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "assault on working-class people."
Billed as the "mother of all marches"according to CBS Chicago, the three-day protest will have marches to each of the schools targeted for closure on May 18, 19 and 20. The march will culminate Monday downtown.
The CTU plans to lobby state lawmakers to do whatever they can to halt the closures, according to WGN. The union has also threatened a lawsuit should the district carry out their massive closure plan.
Responding to CTU's announcement, the Tribune reports CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll said in a statement the district "is determined to upend the status quo that threatens to keep another generation of our children trapped in under-resourced, underutilized schools where they are not getting the quality education they deserve."
A sliver hope had momentarily emerged for more than a dozen schools after independent hearing officers advised CPS to remove 14 schools from the proposed list of closures. Despite the hearing officers blasting many of the district's closure plans for ignoring student safety and school performance, Catalyst Chicago reports CPS officials "largely dismissed" the hearing officers' findings, which are not binding. Read more by clicking link below.