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.
Hannibal Jaycees Chili Cook-Off is This Saturday
The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, formerly known as the Armory, will be the site of 36th annual Chili Cook-Off this Saturday, February 16.
A.B.W.A. to Hold a Mardi Gras Fundraising Party
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will be holding a Mardi Gras dance on Saturday, March 2 at the Elks Lodge in Quincy.
The Big Dog Learned His Lesson On Valentine’s Day
I did learn an important lesson though. Having two girlfriends at the same time is not a good thing. It only leads to a double heart-break in the end.
Is it Time For an ‘Unattached Festival’ on Valentine’s Day?
It seems to me that there is a great opportunity for some enterprising person to step up and fill a real void on Valentine’s Day.
Daylight Saving Time is Just Around The Corner
This year the return of Daylight Saving Time is set for Sunday, March 10. That’s the day we change the clocks again springing forward one hour.
Exchange Club of Quincy Donates Funds to Q.C.T. Student Outreach Program
The Quincy Exchange Club of Quincy made a special presentation to Kelsey Celek and the Quincy Community Theatre Student Outreach program.
Major League Baseball’s Spring Training Begins Today
With Winter Weather Advisories seemingly daily around here lately, there is no better time than now to let you know that Major League Baseball Pitchers & Catchers are reporting to Spring Training today.
Local Wrestlers Heading to State Competition
There are some outstanding High School wrestlers in our area. They are so outstanding that they are going to State competition in the Land of Lincoln as well as the Show Me State.
‘Youth to Washington’ Contest Applications Available
Four area high school sophomores or juniors will win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 14 through June 21, 2019
New Babies to Get Red Hats During Heart Month
To celebrate Heart Month, members of Hannibal Regional Auxiliary knitting committee are making red hats for all babies born in the month of February.