My first job in radio was in Bowling Green, Missouri in 1972, and I’ve been fortunate to have been gainfully employed (mostly) in the media ever since. I’m a native of northeast Missouri and western Illinois, and most of my time in the media has been in the area – from Hannibal, Monroe City and Branson, Missouri to Pittsfield, Virden and Jacksonville, Illinois. Over the years, time off the air has been spent lay speaking, auctioneering, emceeing various area events and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. Occasionally over the years, I’ve thought, “There’s gotta be a better way to make a living.” Well, I’ve checked … and there’s not. As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
Your All-Purpose Guide to What’s Going On This Weekend
Here at the radio station, we have a Community Calendar folder where we keep all the flyers, press releases and printed-out Facebook posts of coming area events.
IL Supreme Court Denies Adams Co Motion to Reinstate Conviction
The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a motion by the Adams County State's Attorney's office to reverse a judge's ruling in a recent sexual assault case.
Madigan Most Corrupt IL Politician? Doesn’t Even Make the List
With the news of the indictments of former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and others, including Quincy native and former State Representative Mike McClain, I wondered about the most corrupt politicians in the history of the state of Illinois.
‘Sad But Not Surprising’ Tracy Weighs in on Madigan Indictment
Sad, but not surprising. That's the take of a current member of the Illinois Senate, reacting to the news Wednesday of federal indictments handed down against a long-time former Illinois House Speaker and a Quincy native and former state representative.
Hannibal Arts Council Exhibit Has New Stuff, Sunsets and More
Yet another sure sign of spring is coming this weekend - the first exhibit of the new year at the Hannibal Arts Council.
Fish for Lent? Hit the Tri-County Catfish Trail Now Thru June 3
Recently on these pages, I passed along information on the Pike County, Illinois Catfish Trail. I have learned that I didn't know the half of it.
For This Bids for Bargains, There’s ONE Phone Number to Remember
There are many things that qualify as, "sure signs of Spring." One of the most anticipated signs is the Spring edition of what we like to call, "The Original Radio Auction."
Meth, Firearms Charges Filed Against Pleasant Hill Residents
Two Pleasant Hill residents are in the Pike County, Illinois Jail on meth possession and other charges.
A Sure Sign of Spring – This Popular IL Ice Cream Stand is Open
Yes, February of 2022 has been a challenging month, especially weather-wise, with copious amounts of precipitation, both fluffy and frozen, falling throughout the area.
Search Warrant Results in Meth-Related Charges for Hannibal Man
The execution of a search warrant results in drug-related charges being filed against a Hannibal man.