I was born and raised in Marshall, IL. So, I am a lifelong resident of Clark County. I am a 2006 graduate of Marshall High School. During my time at Marshall High School I was a three-sport athlete (baseball, basketball and golf).
After high school I went on to study at Indiana State University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. It was at Indiana State where I got my first real taste of radio broadcasting. I immediately fell in love with radio and knew it was exactly what I wanted to do in life. While at Indiana State University I worked for the student radio network 89.7 WISU as a sports broadcaster. I was able to call many Division 1 men’s and women’s college basketball games as well baseball, football and softball during my time on campus.
I first came to work at WMMC as a part-time sports broadcaster for Marshall Lions basketball and football. Working at WMMC has been the experience of a lifetime and I look forward to entertaining Clark & Edgar Counties along with the entire Wabash Valley for many more years!
Follow me on Twitter! My Twitter handle is @Jorourke20.
My wife Kelsey and I were married in 2014 and reside here in Marshall with our two sons, Caden and Chace.
I was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York, a long time ago. Being the middle of seven children, I am told that I was quiet as a youngster. My introduction to the mid west came when I studied at Indiana State University. It was at that time that I took my first taste of radio. While at ISU, I worked at two Terre Haute radio stations. After being drafted, I was able to get an assignment at The American Forces Network, Europe. Being a radio DJ in Europe at a young age was a hoot! After the service, I returned to Terre Haute and worked at three different radio stations, then, became involved in the family business, back in New York. Since then I returned to Terre Haute and radio, a little TV, and a sixteen year period where I sold cars at two different local dealerships.
My wife, Ruth and I have been married for 31 years and have lived in Marshall for the past 24 years. We have a grown son who is an accountant in Chicago.