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.
Maybe It’s Time to Embrace Online Shopping
This trend of buying online, basically endorsed by millennials, is not going to go away. So what can be done for this area?
Quincy K-5 Students to Begin School Later Next Year!
Last week the it was announced that most elementary school students in Quincy will begin school later next year.
Registration Underway for Soap Box Derby
The Optimist Club of Quincy, Illinois is holding the 14th Annual Soap Box Derby in Quincy on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at Bob Mays Park in Quincy.
How Often Do You Wash Your Bed Sheets?
According to a recent survey from GE Appliances, some 1,500 people were asked just how often they washed their bed sheets.
You Won’t Believe How Many Crayons There Are Now!
The week almost passed us by without my mentioning that Wednesday was National Crayola Day.
When Should Kids Get Their First Smartphone?
When you hear people say “it seems like everyone now has a cell phone” they aren’t too far from the truth.
The First Concert in The Plaza Event is This Friday
The first of four free Concerts in the Plaza will take place this Friday during the noon hour in the First Mid-Illinois Plaza located next to St. Boniface Church on Maine Street.
The Untold History of Quincy’s ‘Bob’s Be-Bop Records’
If you were into music and lived in the Quincy area in the 70s and 80s, the place to hangout was Bob's Be-Bop Records at 7th and Maine. If you wanted the latest album or 45 hit record, this is where you got it.
You Don’t See This Play Made In Baseball Often
In the 1976 baseball season there were some phenomenal plays made, but perhaps the best play that year was made at Dodger Stadium.
What is The 99Q Radio Staff Doing 33 Years Later?
Thirty three years ago today the excitement level for five “young” people was at a peak as WQCY radio was about to change the music format from soft-easy listening to Top-40 and become 99-Q Radio. Those five people were Dennis Oliver, Reggie Coleman, Dave Norman, Liz Luko…