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.
Do You Go To Your Class Reunion?
So I ask the question, do you like attending class reunions or not?
Quincy Man Mentioned on Cardinal TV Broadcast
If you know 99 year old Sam Russell make sure you tell him what they did during the St. Louis Cardinal broadcast on TV last night.
Quincy Salvation Army to Host a 125th Anniversary Block Party
The Salvation Army Family Services and Shelter will host a block party August 20 from 5 to 7 as a celebration of The Quincy Salvation Army’s 125th Anniversary .
Sarah Deien’s Dilemma, ‘To Scratch or Not to Scratch?’
It is funny how things just happen at the wrong time although there never is a good time for some things to happen. Such was the case for my co-host Sarah Deien. A couple of weeks ago she was planning to go on vacation with her family when all of a sudden her washing machine just stopped worki…
The T.S.A. Wants to Do What?
The Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) is contemplating discontinuing baggage and body screenings at the country’s 150 smallest airports including Quincy Regional Airport.
Whose Face Would You Add to Mt. Rushmore?
Someone a year ago asked me if I could add another President’s face to the monument, what face would I add? My answer then was John F. Kennedy. Who would you like to see added to Mount Rushmore?
Photo Exhibition on Quincy Poverty and Homeless Opens Saturday
Washington Theatre in Quincy will be the setting for a unique photojournalism exhibition featuring the homeless or those living in poverty in Quincy.
Bergner’s to Officially End 40 Years in Business in Quincy
Bergner’s, the third of the three major retailers to occupy the Quincy Mall, will close its doors forever on Friday, August 31.
So How Many People Are Flying From Quincy Regional Airport?
The end of July marked the 8th month of air service provided by Sky West for Quincy Regional Airport through United Express. So how many people are flying on United Express to Chicago?
‘Moonlight Ride For Hunger’ Registration is Underway
The second annual Moonlight Ride for Hunger to be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at Clat Adams Park.