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 Salvation Army Surpasses Christmas Goal
In total, $102,509 was raised during the 2017 Christmas campaign, exceeding this year’s goal of $100,000.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Killer had Ties to Quincy
Today is the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, a man with ties to the Hannibal-Quincy area.
The Miracle on The Hudson Anniversary is Today
It was one of those moments when you knew where you were and what you were doing when you stopped everything you were doing and watched TV in amazement as US Airways Flight 1549 crash landed in the Hudson River.
The Big Dog & Sarah Talk About The President’s Physical
From the category of one never knows what will be said on the Y101 Morning Show with the Big Dog and Sarah Deien, comes this comment regarding the President of the United States, Donald Trump, getting his physical examination today.
These Cops Have Big Hearts
When I see a police car with it's lights on stopped on the side of the road behind another vehicle I always think about just how dangerous the work that these officers do each and every day.
ISP Releases District 20 Statistics for December
Illinois State Police District 20 Troopers issued 307 citations, 479 written warnings and made 38 criminal arrests during the month of December.
Sign up Now For The Citizen Police Academy Class
During this class, participants will not only learn about all aspects of the Quincy Police Department, but will also have an opportunity to participate in hands on activities.
Mike Shannon Supports Quincy’s Veteran’s Home
Despite, their critics, there are plenty of supporters as well including St. Louis Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon who has made several visits to the home with me to spend time talking baseball and war stories with the veterans.
Quincy City Hall Closed Monday
Quincy City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday.
Does Anyone Remember Green Stamps?
S&H Green Stamps and were popular from the 1930’s to the 1980’s.