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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 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 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. Forty-two years later, I am still doing what I love.
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Kroc Center Open as an Area Cooling Center

The current heat wave shows no sign of going away thru this weekend and the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the area. As a result, the Quincy Salvation Army will open the Kroc Center as a cooling center on days when heat advisories, like today, are issued for those who need to get out of the extreme heat.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Ever Wonder ‘Why Can’t We Do That?’

With the heat and lack of rain recently, the grass growing has slowed down significantly, but with recent rains it is starting to come back again. After mowing my grass recently, I sat down on my patio and started to wonder why, with this being 2016, have we not developed grass seed that only grows to the height of 2 inches?  That would mean no mowing needed? Why can't we do that?

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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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Drone Pizza Delivery Has Arrived

There will come a day when home delivery by humans is a thing of the past. I would never have thought that that day would come during my lifetime but low and behold it has. There is a humanless pizza delivery system being used in England.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece by Piece’ is Dynamic. Which Version is Best?

The latest Kelly Clarkson song "Piece by Piece" is a very emotionally charged song that is a very personal reflection of Clarkson's own life.  Her father left her when she was a little girl and Clarkson, now the mother of a little girl herself, wrote the song with some extremely powerful lyrics.

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