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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.
Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Red Cross Volunteers Needed for Fire Safety Campaign

Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

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Dean Mouhtaropoulos, Getty Images

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling Captures 2nd at United States All Star Federation National Championships

Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling's All-Star Squad won a second place title at The United States All Star Federation (USASF) National Championships in a two-day competition May 2-3, 2015, in Chicago. 

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Here’s the Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

OK, today is the 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo Day. According to some people it’s a day that commemorates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Some people are questioning that. I have my own version of why we celebrate the day. 

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John Bashain, Getty Images

‘Four Dead in Ohio’ 45 Years Ago Today

It was May 4, 1970 when members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students in an event that triggered a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close.  The impact of the shootings was dramatic and had a direct impact on national politics.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images

With No Louisiana Purchase, Hannibal Speaks French and Quincy Speaks English

A monumental event in our history slipped right past us without a lot of notice but is was an event that changed the United States.  On April 25, 1803, 212 years ago the United States purchased from France what is known as the Louisiana Territory. More than 800,000 square miles of land that extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs which equates to about $15 million.

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Google Earth

Truck Accident Closes Missouri Highway 6

The Missouri Department of Transportation is reporting a tractor trailer has overturned on Missouri Highway 6 between Lewistown and Ewing in Lewis County. Both lanes of Missouri 6 are closed from Missouri 16 to Missouri 156 while the roadway is cleared. 

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Dogwood Festival Means Music, Music and More Music

With the combination of it being Dogwood Festival weekend and the City of Quincy celebrating it's 175th Anniversary as a charter city, there will be plenty of music to enjoy. The music will be flowing at the Washington Theatre and on Maine Street in Quincy.

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