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.
‘Blues in The District’ Puts The Wraps on 2018 Season Friday
The final 2018 Blues in the District concert will take place tomorrow night as Ken Valez will be on the bandstand at Washington Park in Quincy.
Everything You Need to Know About Wizard of Oz Days in New London
When you head south of Hannibal on Highway 61 you will run into a place called New London. If you do it this Saturday or Sunday you will quickly realize you are "not in Kansas anymore" as the Wizard of Oz Days will be held this weekend.
The Du Quoin State Fair Opens Friday
The 2018 Du Quoin State Fair will open this Friday and runs through Labor Day Monday, September 3rd.
Everything You Need to Know About Quincy’s City-Wide Cleanup
Few cities in America provide a free clean-up service like Quincy does. That service is the annual City Wide Clean-up.
Cell Phones and Driving. Something Has to Be Done!
I didn’t count them, but my guess is that at least 40% of the drivers I saw were on their phone going through the intersection at 25th and Broadway.
Q.H.S. Super 70’s Bash Committee to Hold Tree Planting Ceremony
This Wednesday, August 22, at 4:30 p.m. at the Iles School on North 12th Street in Quincy, the Quincy High School Super 70’s Bash Committee will place their first or seven markers on a tree planted at Colonel George J. Iles Elementary School.
Can You Believe The Eclipse of The Sun Was One Year Ago Today?
Do you remember what you were doing a year ago today? Here's a hint, you were doing the same as millions of others were doing. Watching for the Total Eclipse of the Sun.
Navy Blue Angels Performing this Weekend in Missouri
The Navy Blue Angels will be performing in St. Joseph, Missouri as part of the Sound of Speed Air Show on both this Saturday, August 25 and this Sunday, August 26.
The First Ever Day of School is Tough on Parents
The first ever day of school for your youngster will fill the eyes of moms and dads with tears like no other cry.
Q.P.S. Offering Transportation for Parents to Special Event Monday
For the 2018-2019 academic year, Quincy Public Schools will be offering transportation to families during special events at their new K-5 Learning Community.