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.