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.
Here are 5 St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Remedies
With St. Patrick's Day history, the morning after may mean a battle with some post-revelry pain. Here are a few hangover remedies.
Q.P.D. Cracking Down on St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Drivers
The Quincy Police Department has announced it will conduct special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day to crack down on drunk drivers and encourage people to wear their seat belts.
Here is How Quincy’s St. Patrick’s Parade Got its Start
It was about a week before St. Patrick’s Day and I went up to D.O. and said we need to have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Quincy.
Questions About the St. Pat’s Parade? Here Are Your Answers!
It must be getting close to the St. Patrick's Parade time. The phone is ringing like crazy with one question after another regarding the parade. Hopefully, after reading this your questions will be answered.
Boy I Sure Miss My Friend Tommy Murphy
I miss my friend Tommy Murphy for everything he was...and it was all good! It's almost St. Patrick's Day again, my thoughts are with his four children and their families.
So, Just Who is This St. Patrick Guy?
While you are celebrating ask yourself "Do I even know who St. Patrick was?"
Amanda Newman-Krutmeier Memorial Batting Cage To Be Dedicated
The Liberty Booster Club will be conducting a dedication ceremony to showcase the newly built Amanda Newman-Krutmeier Memorial Batting Cage.
Do You Know What the Shamrock Stands For?
You see them everywhere this time of year, but I bet few of us know what the shamrock stands for.
Did You Know That Corned Beef and Cabbage is Not an Irish Meal?
In the United States, corned beef is associated with Saint Patrick’s Day but it is not considered an Irish national dish.
The Great Character of Quincy Is At Risk
The character of a city can be determined simply by the way it looks in many cases.