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.
Everything You Want to Know About The Safety Pin
It is one of those wonderful inventions that everyone has needed sometime in their lifetime and I am one of those people. I'm talking about the safety pin.
We Lost a Great Guy in Ted Tappe Four Years Ago Today
The annual Community Cancer Crush helps people dealing with cancer. One of those people who took on that battle a few years ago was Ted Tappe.
Hum? National Big Wind Day and Radio Announcers?
At the risk of leaving myself open to even more criticism, I wanted everyone to know that today is "National Big Wind Day". Let the comments begin.
Thunderbirds & Blue Angels Are Flying in The Midwest
There is nothing more exhilarating than to be at an airshow featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds or the Navy Blue Angels. Both have announced their spring and summer schedules.
Here’s Why Tax Day Has Been Extended to April 17
Tax day is rapidly approaching and those of you procrastinators will actually catch a break this year in that the due date has been pushed back to April 17.
Our Bracket Challenge Came Down to A COIN TOSS!
When we set up the Million Dollar Bracket Challenge little did we know that we would need to go to a third tie-breaker to determine the winner.
It’s Time to Post Team G.P.A.’s in College Athletics
This led me to think about college athletics. Are these athletes getting an education or are they just auditioning for the NBA?
I’m Sick of The Constant Cloudy Weather. Are You?
I don’t know about you, but the weather around here is really starting to get to me. Now I don’t mind the snow, but the constant cloudy days are beginning to wear me out.
Have You Ever Milked a Goat?
The Y101 Radio Morning Show took a direction the other day that I thought I would never go. The topic was goat milking. That's right goat milking.
St. Mary Hospital Building Demolition Underway
Demolition crews have begun the process of tearing down the multi-story St. Mary Hospital facility from 14th to 16th streets between Broadway and Vermont streets.