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Jeffrey Dorsey

My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for 4 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 moved over to WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001 I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win 6 Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association , including 5 for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. My favorite music is the Blues. The New York Yankees and the Kansas City Chiefs 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.
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Jeff Dorsey

One Hospitalized in Shooting Incident at 8th and York in Quincy

Yet another shooting has occurred in Quincy with one man being taken to Blessing Hospital with an apparent gunshot wound. The Quincy Police Department has confirmed, according to a Herald-Whig report, that it is investigating a shooting near Eighth and York this morning.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Baseball Has Made ‘Cracker Jack’ a Household Name

The song came out in 1908 and it is played at almost every baseball game played in America including the Hannibal Cavemen and the Quincy Gems games. It’s the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” song and that song has single handedly sent the sales of Cracker Jack through the roof. In the song there is a line that says “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.”

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Kris Conner, Getty Images
Kris Conner, Getty Images

Rollin’ on The River Blues Festival in Keokuk is August 14 & 15

The 27th Annual Rollin' on The River Blues Festival will be held in Keokuk on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15. Seven great blues bands will be on the stage during the two day event.

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Lisa Blumenfeld / Craig Jones, Getty Images
Lisa Blumenfeld / Craig Jones, Getty Images

So, Who Would Win the All-Time Lakers vs. Bulls Game?

With all of the world's problems out there there is plenty to talk about. But in the basketball world the conversation around the water cooler is centered on the recent comments of Shaquille O'Neal.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Coyote Bill Set to Perform at ‘Blues in The District’ this Friday

The District has announced that this Friday’s Blues in the District will be held on schedule. The Blues in the District concert featuring Coyote Bill will be this Friday, July 24 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The concert is free and held in Washington Park.

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Stuart Franklin, Getty Images

Quincy Now Has a Displaced Squirrel Problem!

This past Saturday I spent a good deal of my time picking up tree debris left from the monster storm that hit Quincy on July 13. It was hot and I was drinking fluids trying not to overheat while cleaning up my property. There were tree limbs everywhere just like other places around town. Organizations and neighbors banded together to help out people like they always do in Quincy in times of need. People helping people is a good thing but hours after cleaning up my property and perhaps suffering from slight heatstroke, I began to wonder where was the Displaced Squirrel Society or D.S.S.?

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

There is Big Money to be Made With Garage Sales

Garage sales have become a business. Is it just me or are there more garage sales than ever going on in this area? It seems like every power pole (undamaged) has a message on it directing someone to a sale. The best sign I ever saw was on South 24th Street a few summers ago that said "Crap for Sale" with an arrow.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

What Has Happened to The Quincy I Knew?

There was a time around here when the local news was filled with stories about the fire department rescuing a kitten from a tree or three kids were selling lemonade for a charity and the most serious story might be about the cops finding a homeless man sleeping in the park. I yearn for those days again. Times have changed and, unfortunately, not for the good.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Today Marks My 41st Anniversary in Radio

It's hard to believe that 41 years ago today this wide eyed radio wannabe sat behind the microphone for the first time. The radio station was KIEE in Harrisonville, Missouri in the Kansas City Metro area. I won't lie to you, I was scared to death when it became my turn to talk into the microphone.  

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