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.
Y101’s Big Dog & Sarah Completely Lose It On Radio
One thing is for certain, when listening to the Y101 Morning Show you never know what Sarah Deien and the Big Dog will say as evidenced by yesterday's program.
Central Fire Station Lighting Ceremony with Santa is Friday
Firefighter's Local #63 will be hosting the annual Christmas Open House and Fire Station Lighting Ceremony Friday night at the Central Fire Station in Quincy.
Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pet
To ensure the holidays are fun and festive for both your family and your furry friends, here is some advice to keep your pets merry this month.
If the Salvation Army Helped You, You Need to Man a Kettle
Once again the Salvation Army has made their annual request for people to help man the Salvation Army kettles in the area for this Christmas.
‘Happy Bear’ Volunteers Needed for Advocacy Network for Children
Advocacy Network for Children is looking for community volunteers to help with its Prevention Program.
Quincy Offering Fire Fighter Applications
Applications are now available on the City of Quincy web site for those interested in entry level Fire Department applications and testing.
Are You Ready for An ‘Inverted’ Christmas Tree?
So my weekend breakfast group was discussing that a real tree was better but an artificial tree was more practical and safer. Then someone mentioned, "have you heard about the new "inverted" Christmas trees"?
Advocacy Network for Children to Gift Wrap for Donations
Advocacy Network for Children will be wrapping presents at the Quincy Mall the week of December 11th through the 17th.
Still Time to Vote For Your Favorite For the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Fans are given the opportunity to vote for their favorites they'd like to see inducted into the Rock Hall in 2018.
Young Professionals to Hold Holiday Luncheon
Every December, the Young Professionals of the Quincy Area (YP) sponsors a family in the community by raising money to purchase gifts and items they need.