Now On Air:
Rod Thorson


Rod Thorson

815 223 3093

Since 1992, Rod Thorson has been on-the-air in the Illinois Valley, informing an entertaining his beloved ( and large) audience with the days' top news stories, life experiences and general absurdities. If you are talking about it, you'll hear about it on AM 1220 WLPO in LaSalle between 5 and 9 am.

Many years ago, Rod grew up on the family farm (still operating) in western Grundy County. Rod has a bachelors degree in agriculture from Illinois State University. Rod worked as a stockbroker for two nationlly known firms, has been an entrepeneur, political candidate and is a father of three sons and one daughter.

Rod's media experience is extensive. Quoted in print, heard on air, and has appeared as a guest on television. ( Most notably a 60 Minutes appearance in April 2000 after he was unceremoniously fired for telling the truth.) Rod also won a primary for state senate in 2002, but lost the general election.

His show features news, weather and sports. You'll laugh, think and cringe. And he does it all on 5 hours sleep per night.

Rod is overly proud of being host of the 2011 Small Market Silver Dome Award for "Best Radio Show" in Illinois, and works with co-conspirator Lanny Slevin and news anchors Jennifer Nagle and Jeremy Aitken at AM 1220 WLPO in LaSalle IL. Please tune in- on-air, or online worldwide at

A Plumber With a Sense of Humor

Happy Mother's Day

Rod's In the New Batman Movie?
He is... Seriously.
The World's Worst Hunter Meets the World's Stupidist Deer...
Hilarity Ensues

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My Shows :

Rod & the WLPO Morning Crew
Rod Thorson
PETE MILLER 1960-2011
Farm Radio