This Week in the Stateline

Welcome to the webpage for our community affairs show, “This week in the Stateline” – it’s a weekly show where we talk to local leaders about affairs and events happening around our region.

The show airs every Sunday at 6 a.m.

The show debuted on February 11, 2018 and is hosted by Mike Paterson, General Manager of Mid-West Family Broadcasting in Rockford.

We’ll post shows each week as they’re completed.  If you’re interested in being a part of the show and have a topic that is important to the regional community, please go to the contact us page and let us know about it.

The Shows:

May 27, 2018

Thomas Mlodzik from Restore Counseling and Recovery talks about addiction and therapy.

May 20, 2018

We visit with Beverly Broyles from Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful.

May 13, 2018

We spent time with Josh Pardee from First Free Church in Rockford about their upcoming day of service and the church’s work in the community.

May 6, 2018

We visited with John Hurley, longtime regional leader and volunteer, about Rotary International and their upcoming recruitment event.

April 29, 2018

We talked with Anisha Grimmett, Executive Director of Alignment Rockford about the organization’s accomplishments and future.

April 15, 2018

We spoke with Paula Capone from GiGi’s Playhouse to talk about their mission with Down’s Syndrome and their annual Spring gala.

April 8, 2018

This week, Brent Pentenberg, President and CEO of the YMCA of the Rock River Valley joined us to discuss their mission and areas they serve the community.

Here’s the audio from the session:

March 25, 2018

This week, we’re joined by Lori Berkes Nelson from the Rockford Park District Foundation to discuss the upcoming Ties and Tennies Event that benefits kids programs within the Park District.  Lori brought the co-chair for this year’s event, Wester Wuori, with her to talk all things Ties and Tennies on April 13 at the UW Health Sports Factory.

Here’s the audio from this week’s show: 

March 18, 2018

We’re joined by Jen Bowman with the Rock River Valley Blood Center to discuss the upcoming Red Shoe Run on April 14 and the overall mission and service of the Rock River Valley Blood Center.

To hear this week’s show, here’s an audio file.  

March 11, 2018

This week, we’re joined by Ted O’Donnell who helps coordinate the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Rockford.

To hear this week’s show, here’s an audio file. 

March 4, 2018

This week, we’re joined by Einar Forsman, President and CEO of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.  He discusses the mission of the Chamber in the Stateline and region.

To hear this week’s show, here’s an audio file.  

February 25, 2018

This week, we’re joined by Linda Sandquist and Roman Salamon from the United Way of the Rock River Valley.  We discuss topics ranging from the workplace campaign to Top Box.

To hear this week’s show, here’s an audio file. 

February 18, 2018

We’re joined by Sheryl Thorgerson, Executive Director of The Literacy Council.  Sheryl talks about the council’s mission, fundraising events, and ways for you to be involved as a tutor or volunteer.

To hear this week’s show, here’s an audio file. 

February 11, 2018

We’re joined by Dr. John Braxton, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Swedish American Health System on the topic of  Heart Month in February.  Dr. Braxton talks about how to keep your heart healthy and there’s information about an open house on February 15 at the Swedish American Heart Institute.

To hear this week’s show, here’s an audio file..