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.
25-Years Later People Still Ask, ‘Would the Levee Had Held?’
Twenty five years later people are still asking "would the levee have held back the rising water on it’s own?" Only God knows.
Remember the Devastating July 13 Storm That Hit Quincy?
The temperatures were well above 90 degrees and you just knew we were going to get a storm later in the afternoon. You could feel it coming. We just had no idea just what kind of a storm it would turn out to be.
Happy Birthday to Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon!
Tomorrow will mark the 79th birthday for St. Louis Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon.
Have You Ever Seen Someone With Two Different Colored Eyes?
So what causes a person to have two different colored eyes?
‘Disco Demolition Night’ Will Never Be Forgotten in Chicago
Between games of the doubleheader popular Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held an anti-disco event in Chicago called Disco Demolition Night. What took place was total chaos.
Want an American Flag Placed in Your Yard?
As you drove around in Quincy on the Fourth of July you may have noticed that several homes had an American Flag in their yard that day. That flag was placed there as part of the Quincy Exchange Club's Flags of Honor program.
Alzheimer License Plates Are Now Available in Illinois
A new Alzheimer's fundraising opportunity recently was made available to Illinois drivers through the purchase of their license plates.
Time to Wipe Out Drugs and Gangs
Putting a bulls-eye on these gangs won’t completely solve it but it will go a long way to easing our immigration problem.
A ‘Tonight Show’ Classic Had Us In Stitches
Just one week after Sarah and I "lost" it on the air over an incidental comment, it happened again.
The Big Dog Remembers The ‘World Free Fall Convention’!
Wouldn’t be nice if we could attract another World Free Fall Convention to Quincy?