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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.
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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

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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Fighting is OK On The Ice But Not Off?

What is good for one set of people is apparently not good for another. I was talking with some friends recently while watching the St. Louis Blues play the Chicago Black Hawks. During a lull in the action, the TV broadcast began to show some highlights of a fight that took place in a recent encounter between the two teams. Fighting in the game of hockey is down for the most part but still occurs. The National Hockey League has a dilemma to deal with. 

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Steven Freeman, Getty Images

Baseball’s Spring Training Opens Next Week

It is a true sign of spring when Major League Baseball teams arrive for Spring Training in Florida and Arizona. Such is the case for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals next week.

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Joe Readle, Getty Images

What is Your Favorite All-Time Love Song?

Everywhere you look these days you see Valentine hearts, Cupid with his arrow, roses and cards with red envelopes as Valentine's Day approaches on Saturday. Love is here and love is there, especially in the music we listen to. Which leads me to the question, "What is the best all-time love song ever written and performed?"

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ThinkStock

The 32nd Annual Hannibal Chili Cookoff is February 21

The 32nd Annual Budweiser/Bud Light Chili Cookoff will be held on Saturday, February 21 in Hannibal at the Admiral Coontz Armory. Up to 25 businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals will compete for cash prizes totaling $1750, plus the coveted title of “Best Local Chili.”

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