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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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Chris Hondros, Getty Images

Kids Need Extra Loving After a Major Storm

For many adults Monday night’s storm was frightening as the clouds built up and the winds blew through the area at nearly 80 miles an hour. With lights going out and tree limbs striking cars and houses many areas looked like a war zone. That’s an adult viewpoint. Imagine being a child going through that storm for perhaps the very first time in their life. How frightening that must have been.

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Storm damage in Quincy, Illinois
Alta King

Cleanup News Conference Calls for Weekend Volunteers [Listen]

The storm recovery project is continuing in the City of Quincy. This upcoming weekend will be filled with the sounds of chainsaws as people try to clear their property of fallen tree limbs. There are plenty of elderly and disabled people who will not be able to do any cleanup. Therefore, there is  a request for people who can help them this Saturday and Sunday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. If you can volunteer this weekend, please call (217)-214-7788.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 22 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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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Household Waste Collection Sites in Quincy Changed

The City of Quincy has made arrangements for four household waste collection sites around the city for private citizens of the city to use during this storm damage crisis through Friday, July 17. This will allow Quincy citizens to dispose of house waste and food waste only, absolutely NO YARD WASTE, trees or debris.

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Storm damage in Quincy, Illinois
Alta King

Storm Recovery Information You Need to Know

Recovery information continues to pour in today as the City of Quincy and surrounding area cleans up from the massive storm that struck the area Monday. In no particular order, here are some items you need to know in your own particular recovery effort.

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Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images

Happy Birthday, Mike Shannon – Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Mike

Happy birthday to Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon, who turns 76 today. If you have listened to St. Louis Cardinal baseball since 1962, you have heard about him playing for the Redbirds or have heard him broadcasting the Cardinal games. Here are some interesting facts about Mike that you may not know.

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Western Catholic Union Photo

Mark Wiewel Keeps Pedaling for Food Pantries [Interview]

Mark Wiewel, the President & CEO of the Western Catholic Union, is zeroing in on raising a quarter of a million dollars with his "Bike for Food" fundraising ride. In the previous nine years, Wiewel has raised $203-thousand for food pantries in Quincy, Alton, Hannibal, Palmyra, Canton and Ft. Madison.

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