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.
Bird Watchers Needed Locally for National Audubon Society
The National Audubon Society is looking for people locally to assist them with their 118th annual Christmas Bird Count.
A Pet for Christmas is a Commitment as an Owner
All too often pets are Christmas gifts then weeks later reality sets in and the owner considers the pet to be an inconvenience. Do your homework.
No Kid Should be Without a Gift Christmas Morning
Unfortunately, there are kids who will look at an empty floor under their tree when they wake up on Christmas morning. This should never happen.
‘Hollywood Squares’ Needs to Return to TV
Years ago the TV networks would have plenty of TV game shows to watch . One of my favorites was Hollywood Squares.
Q.F.D.’s Top Ten Tips to Prevent a House Fire
With winter staring us in the face it is time to remind you of some safety precautions you can take to make your wintertime a safe time.
Quanada’s Pet Shelter For Their Abused Clients Can Use Donations
No one knows how difficult is is for people to break a bond between themselves and their beloved pet like Quanada does so they built a shelter for their clients.
We Can Never Forget Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941
We all remember 9-11, but time has softened the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It is an event that we cannot allow Americans to forget.
Y101’s Big Dog & Sarah Completely Lose It On Radio
One thing is for certain, when listening to the Y101 Morning Show you never know what Sarah Deien and the Big Dog will say as evidenced by yesterday's program.
Central Fire Station Lighting Ceremony with Santa is Friday
Firefighter's Local #63 will be hosting the annual Christmas Open House and Fire Station Lighting Ceremony Friday night at the Central Fire Station in Quincy.
Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pet
To ensure the holidays are fun and festive for both your family and your furry friends, here is some advice to keep your pets merry this month.