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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

Mayor Moore Delivers the State of the City Address

The Annual State of the City address was presented by Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore today at the Quincy Exchange Club. The Mayor remarked that there were plenty of positives in the year 2014.

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Jay Meric, Getty Images
Jay Meric, Getty Images

Wow, Five Children All Born on February 20 in Different Years

In preparing for the morning show this morning, I came across this story about a woman by the name of Carolyn Cummins of Clintwood, Virginia.  She was listed as giving birth to her first child on this day, February 20 in 1952.  It was listed on the Today in History list. I thought to myself why would this be listed as a historical occasion. I read on and found my answer.

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Kurt Parsons

Will You Vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for a New Adams County Jail? [Poll]

On Tuesday night, the Adams County Board Jail Committee met to review some new developments regarding the possibility of a new jail being built. The decision to build a new Adams County Jail is in the hands of the voters in a referendum on the upcoming April ballot.

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Frederick Brown, Getty Images
Frederick Brown, Getty Images

Brian Williams and the Almighty Dollar

I have purposely waited for a week to make any comment about the major news item that came to light last week. The suspension of Brian Williams. Now here is a guy who makes 10-million dollars a year that had to lie about what he saw and did in a war zone. Why would someone in his position do that? Money, that's why!

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Time to Expand Amtrak Routes to Hannibal and the West

It has been over a year ago when the Quincy Herald Whig, in their Five on Five feature, asked the question Is Amtrak Passenger Rail Service Between Hannibal and Quincy a Good Idea?” The consensus over a year ago was that it is a good idea. I agreed then and I still agree now. Last year a group in Hannibal was looking into the feasibility of developing passenger rail service from Hannibal to Quincy and beyond. It is the “beyond” that made the idea intriguing.

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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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iStock

Quincy’s 66th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner is Set for March 14

The 66th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner continuing in the St. Boniface Tradition and hosted by Blessed Sacrament Parish will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the Knights of Columbus in Quincy. 

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National Archive, Newsmakers, Getty Images
National Archive, Newsmakers, Getty Images

It May Be President’s Day But Not According to Congress

Today is President’s Day, a Federal holiday for many and a regular day for others. It is actually a holiday for employees of Townsquare Media, owners of Y101, KICK-FM, KHMO and KICK-AM. As a result our offices will be closed today and will reopen tomorrow at 8am.

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