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.
Hannibal & Palmyra Win on the Road Friday Night
The Hannibal Pirates wrapped up an undefeated season and the Palmyra Panthers bounced back against a traditional rival Friday night.
Tin Dusters, Folklife Festival, Color Drive, Colorfest … a Busy Weekend in the Tri-States
All roads lead to northeast Missouri and western Illinois this weekend, with no less than four marquee events taking place simultaneously in the area.
Pirates, Panthers, Tigers and Chiefs on the Road this Weekend
The Hannibal Pirates, Palmyra Panthers, Missouri Tigers and Kansas City Chiefs all play away from home this weekend.
Hannibal’s First ‘Spooktacular Mouse Race’ Coming October 24
A unique fundraiser comes to the Hannibal American Legion Hall Saturday, October 24.
Louisiana Country Colorfest This Saturday and Sunday
One of the most picturesque communities in the area is throwing a party this weekend, as the 31st annual Country Colorfest comes to Louisiana, Missouri.
27th Annual Pike County Fall Color Drive this Weekend
There are a number of major tourist-friendly events in the area this weekend. One of them is the 27th annual Pike County, Illinois Fall Color Drive.
Hannibal, Palmyra and Kansas City Are Home This Weekend
With Missouri high school football district tournaments just two weeks away, both the Hannibal Pirates and Palmyra Panthers are home Friday night.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum Bringing ‘Fall Concert on the Hill’ to Folklife Festiva…
The 39th annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival descends upon downtown Hannibal Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum will be right in the middle of the action.
Pirates Win, Panthers Lose Friday Night
The Hannibal Pirates win on the road, while the Palmyra Panthers come out on the short end at home in high school football action Friday night.
Palmyra, Mizzou at Home, Hannibal and Kansas City on the Road This Weekend
The high school football season is headed down the home stretch, and the college and pro seasons are in full swing.