Kurt Parsons is the Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Sedalia/Warrensburg. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 at his hometown radio station, KHMO, in Hannibal, Missouri. His career has included time with WJCL-FM in Savannah, Georgia; WKKW-FM in Morgantown, West Virginia; and WPWQ-FM in Quincy, Illinois. Before taking the Operations Manager position in Sedalia, Parsons spent three years as Digital Managing Editor, overseeing local content on station websites for Townsquare Media in Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri.
Ten Things You Might Remember if You Grew Up Around Quincy in the 80s
It's fun to think back to when you were growing up. I grew up in the 80s and 90s. Some things haven't changed very much since then. Others have changed dramatically. Here are ten things those of us that grew up in the Quincy area might remember from the 80s.
Five Restaurants to Bring Back to the Quincy/Hannibal Area
We recently wrote about some of the area's former businesses that we would like to see re-open. The topic was widely discussed on Facebook, and several of our friends started mentioning former restaurants. What former area restaurants do you wish would come back?
Ten Businesses to Bring Back to the Quincy/Hannibal Area
Businesses come and businesses go. Sometimes they even come back (we're looking at you, Goody's). Here are ten former businesses that I wouldn't mind seeing return to the area.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For People on Your List
We all have them, usually we're related to them: people that are nearly impossible to buy Christmas presents for. I don't know this for a fact, but I would bet one of the most common reason people dread Christmas shopping is the anxiety involved in finding gifts for hard-to-buy-for people.…
When Should You Put Up Your Christmas Tree? [Poll]
This is kind of weird, I admit it, but I was actually thinking about putting up my Christmas tree before Halloween. I didn't put the tree up, but I was thinking about it. Now that November is here, the time has fallen back, and we've all had some turkey, we can start looking ahead to the f…
Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa – Interesting Facts About Classic Holiday TV Specials
There's a good chance you'll catch 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' 'Frosty the Snowman,' or 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' on TV during the holiday season. Viewers have been watching these specials on television for decades. Many adults make it a holiday tradition to watch these shows, which they…
Fun Things for Kids to Do in the Quincy / Hannibal Area
Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Here are a few ideas of fun things for kids to do in the Quincy/Hannibal area.
Missouri Among Top 5 For States ‘Most Likely to Encounter Fights at Black Friday Sales’
I've always heard about Black Friday shoppers fighting over hot Christmas items, but I've never actually seen a fight break out. That might be surprising, as it turns out I live in one of the Top 5 states "where you’re most likely to encounter fights at Black …
The Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal in Missouri
Good news for Missouri shoppers. The price of a Thanksgiving meal is not going up very much in 2015. The American Farm Bureau Federation says that the price for most items used to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal will be very similar to 2014 prices.
What Store Would You Like to See Replace JC Penney in the Mall?
This morning I saw a news report on holiday shopping. It mentioned that some Quincy Mall business owners are a little concerned about the upcoming season, now that JC Penney is no longer an anchor store at the mall.