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.
Authorities Investigate Purchase of Dozens of Prepaid Cellphones
Investigations are underway into the purchase of dozens of prepaid cell phones at three Missouri Walmart stores this week.
Mental Fitness Exam Ordered for Derek McKenzie
A judge Thursday morning orders a mental fitness exam for a Quincy man accused of first degree murder.
Get Your Team Together for the 2016 Hannibal Jaycees’ Wing Ding
If you earnestly believe you make absolutely the best chicken wings in the entire universe, mark your calendar for Saturday, January 30, 2016. That's the date for the Hannibal Jaycees' annual Wing Ding at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
One Dead After Legionella Found in Best Western
State health officials say one person has died after staying at a Hannibal hotel.
No Traffic Deaths in Northeast Missouri Over Holiday Weekend
The preliminary numbers are in from the Missouri State Highway Patrol on traffic deaths over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
U.S. Bank Donates $750 to Mark Twain United Way
The United Way of the Mark Twain Area gets a boost toward its 2015-16 fundraising goal, courtesy of U.S. Bank.
New London Man Hurt in Ralls Co Crash
A New London man suffers serious injuries in a single vehicle crash on Route N west of Saverton at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Rainy, Blustery Holiday Weekend Ahead
Your Thanksgiving trip to Grandma's house will be a soggy and blustery one in northeast Missouri and western Illinois.
Arrest Made in Palmyra Panther Locker Room Burglary
School and law enforcement officials in southeast Missouri confirm an arrest has been made in the burglary of the Palmyra Panther football team’s locker room last Saturday.
Palmyra Comeback Falls Short, Lose 24-21 in Semifinals
The Palmyra Panthers had the lead, lost the lead, and then mounted a furious comeback, but in the end lost to Malden 24-21 Saturday in the Class 2 State Football Semifinals in Malden.