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.
Gus Macker Sign-up Deadline Extended to Monday!
The Memorial Day holiday is rapidly approaching and with it will come the sound of basketballs bouncing off of the pavement in The District. Just how many basketballs depends on how many teams will be registered to play. With that said, the Quincy Exchange Club, which has hosted the Gus Macker event…
Here’s One Reason The Dogwood Carnival Didn’t Happen
With great events like that and other side activities like the Quincy Preserves Home Tours it is a shame all I keep hearing are complaints regarding no carnival for this year’s Dogwood Festival.
Central Park in Hannibal Getting a Facelift
If you noticed some additional activity in Central Park in Hannibal yesterday you saw the start of a project to help beautify the park for the summer ahead.
Girls Joining Boys Forces Boy Scout Name Change
After a 108 year run as The Boy Scouts of America the organization has changed their name to Scouts, BSA.
Which is Worse? Broadway in Quincy o McMasters in Hannibal?
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York one of the five boroughs in New York City. The traffic there is crazy every day and all day long too. So you may wonder why I complain about the traffic around here.
Dogwood Parade Winners Announced
Those awards, presented by the Chamber of Commerce, are the Mary Lou Kent Theme Award, the Governor's Award and the Mayor's Award.
Quincy Preserves Spring Home Tour & Garden Party is This Saturday
As the Dogwood Festival weekend approaches plans are being made to attend the Quincy Preserves Spring Home Tour and Garden Party this Saturday.
What Kind of People Are We Turning Out?
I know it is easy to criticize people some times, but I try to understand why people do what they do before doing so. I mention this because recently there have been three separate incidents where people I have dealt with have had difficulty with the most simplistic things asked of them.
Ever Wonder Why Pepsi is Called Pepsi?
While looking at my Pepsi, my inquiring mind wanted to know how Pepsi got its name?
Kroc Center Offering Special One Day Pass
With the Dogwood weekend approaching, the Kroc Center is making available a special offer for a day pass for this Saturday.