My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
Things You Should Know About Your Pets and Fleas
With Summer staring us in the face the tri-state area can expect the flea season to become evident. Here are some thoughts to consider regarding fleas and your pet from Dr. Robert Reich, Animal Medical Clinics of Quincy:
Amtrak Train Serving the Tri-States Derails
One of the Amtrak trains that serves the Tri-State area, The Southwest Chief, was involved in a derailment today west of Ft. Dodge, Kansas shortly after midnight central time.
Sign Up Now For the 2016 St. Patrick’s Parade in Quincy
It is time to sign up for the upcoming 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. The parade will start at 12th and Maine Streets and proceed to 5th and Maine Streets and is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals free of charge.
John Wood Community College to Present 24th Annual Holiday Concert
John Wood Community College will present sounds of the season on Friday, December 4, during its 24th annual Holiday Concert. The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will participate in the Annual Holiday Concert.
Here’s Your List of Upcoming TV Holiday Classic Broadcasts
Television, in years past, always left the 7 p.m. central time slot open for family programming. Over the years that has gone away. Fortunately, the major networks continue to air some classic holiday programs for families to view during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. With that in mind, her…
Salvation Army Invites All to Their Thanksgiving Dinner
The Salvation Army will serve a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Kroc Center located at 405 Vermont Street.
Salvation Army Taking Applications for Christmas Assistance
The Salvation Army is now taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town. They are accepting applications through this Saturday.
Avenue of Lights Goes Dark in Quincy
The long running Christmas tradition of Avenue of Lights will not be held this holiday season.
Website Claims it Can Tell You if Someone Ever Died in Your House
It's October and with it comes cool, crisp mornings and evenings and wonderful days of sunshine and warmth. It also brings falling leaves and Halloween, which means spooky stories of death and destruction. Speaking of that, I received an unsolicited email yesterday asking the question "…
Q.U. & Truman State Football Game to be on TV Saturday
The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) will once again garner national acclaim as the Truman State University at Quincy University (Q.U.) contest is set to air live on American Sports Network (ASN) at 11 a.m. CT this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.