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.
Free Fireworks Viewing Glasses Available at Poage Auto Plaza
If you are going to watch the fireworks displays this week you might as well watch the enhanced version provided by special fireworks glasses.
Doug Greenwell Presented the Exchangite of The Year Award
Every year at this time the Quincy Exchange Club presents the Exchangite of The Year Award to the person the Club feels has demonstrated great character and willingness to be apart of the yearly activities the Club is a part of. This year's winner is Doug Greenwell.
Can You Match Up Quincy’s New Schools & With Their Locations?
Let's see how well you do in matching the school location with it's new name.
Quincy Street Conditions are Becoming Horrible
If there is a street that you think should be paved today, what street would it be?
Red, White & Back the Blue T-Shirts Orders Are Now Available
The 2nd Annual Red, White & Back the Blue Festival will be held at Washington Park on Saturday, July 21.
Do St. Louis Cardinal Fans Drive I-70 or Highway 40 to The Game?
So when you head to downtown St. Louis to the ballgame, which highway do you take into the Gateway City? I-70 or Highway 40?
Dick Wentura Receives the John Tripp Distinguished Service Award
The prestigious John Tripp Distinguished Service Award was presented to one of Quincy's all-time best in Dick Wentura.
The Big Dog’s First Ever Radio Mistake Was Made Again Monday
So here I was Monday morning talking on the air with Sarah about whenever an announcer pronounces or says something wrong on the air when it happened to me...again.
‘It Might Be, It Could Be, It’s Not’ for The Big Dog!
The best part of the whole thing was for two minutes of my life Sunday night, I felt like I was in my 20's again.
Things You Should Know About Y101’s Kitchen Makeover Giveaway
This Thursday someone is going to win a $5,000 kitchen makeover from Y101 and Midwest Paints & Home Center. Here are a few things you didn't know about the night and the contest.