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.
There Are Several Local Ties to This Year’s M.L.B. Post Season
Did you know there are some Quincy ties to three of the MLB post season teams still playing.?
City Hall Announces Their Columbus Day Schedule
With the upcoming Columbus Day holiday approaching, the City of Quincy announced their holiday schedule for next Monday.
New Trauma Support Group for Children Begins in November
November 12th will be a big day for the Advocacy Network for Children as a new support group will be available for children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma such as sexual abuse, physical abuse or have been a witness to violent crime.
Freedom Flight Reaches the 50 Mark
The latest Freedom Flight took place last Saturday which marked the 50th flight in the program which began in the Hannibal-Quincy area in 2010.
The 30th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic to Be Held This Sunday
This Sunday I am proud to announce will be the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences 30th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic at Blessing Hospital. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m.
The Big Dog’s Baseball Picks Weren’t Too Far Off
It is time to review my Major League Baseball picks made back in March. Usually I am shaking my head as to how bad my picks were, but not this time.
Meals and Wheels Tomorrow Night at Early Childhood Center
The Quincy Early Childhood "Meals and Wheels" event will be held at the early Childhood Center parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow night.
Here’s an Update on The Wounded Duck at Moorman Lake
Apparently, the duck is doing fine as I drove out to the park to see if he was still there and sure enough he was right by the edge of the water watching people fish and walk past him.
Would You Call The Cops If You Saw This?
When you consider how much times have changed, a picture today might be of concern where 20 years ago it wouldn't. Such was the case a few days ago.
Q.F.D. To Hold a Fire Prevention Event Sunday
This Sunday the Quincy Fire Department will kick off Fire Prevention Week by holding a Fire Prevention Exhibition in the Hobby Lobby parking lot at 38th and Broadway.