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Edmund Fitzgerald
jstottlemyer via YouTube

The Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 40 Years Ago Today

It was 40 years ago today that the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior after an unexpected storm came up. The entire crew of 29 lost their lives and were never found. 

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Buses -Dan Bartelt

One or Two Quincy Drivers a Day Illegally Pass a School Bus [Interview]

Every single day thousands of school children enter and exit a school bus as part of their regular day's activity. With each school bus stop comes the possibility of an accident to happen. In talking with Dan Bartelt, a Certified School Bus Driver Instructor, he revealed on the Y101 Radio Morning Show that every single day 1 or 2 drivers report people who fail to stop for a stopped school bus with lights flashing.

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War of the Worlds Was a Radio Classic

It was October 30, 1938 and people were gathered around their radio as many families did then. There was no TV then so radio was king. Little did we know how much of a king radio was until people were seated around the radio listening to "The Mercury Theatre on the Air".  The performers were presenting "The War of the Worlds" on Halloween Eve over the CBS Radio Network.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

Quincy School District Looking For Bus Drivers

Some 23 million students get up each morning in America and catch the school bus to transport them to school. For the person behind the wheel, the responsibilities are great and don't just involve the driving of the bus. Unfortunately, in many school districts around the country, including Quincy School District 172, there is a shortage of school bus drivers.

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Wedding
Digital Vision

The Top Wedding Songs of All Time, What Are They?

The 17th annual Y101 Bridal Expo is coming up at the end of the month! We got to wondering what the most popular wedding songs of all time are.

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The Big Dog's Wall of Fame
Kurt Parsons

The Big Dog’s Wall of Pictures Shows That Dennis Oliver Never Changes [Video]

It funny when people walk into my office and look around. I have pictures on every wall and people usually stop and ask who is this person or who is that person? One set of pictures always gets asked about.

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operator

Man Trying to Cancel Cable Service Meets the Most Obnoxious and Irritating Operator Ever [LISTEN]

We've all lived the nightmare of trying to deal with customer service on the phone. Well, this encounter sums it all up.

This guy wants to cancel his cable service with Comcast, but the operator is anything but cooperative...

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Category: Audio, News
The Big Dog Zone
YouTube

Behind the Scenes at Y101 – Be Prepared to Enter ‘The Big Dog Zone’ [Video]

The other day I was asked about my office here at work. I was asked what it looked like and if it was a big office or a small office. I tried to explain "The Big Dog Zone" and what was in it, but I thought instead of verbalizing my office, why not just video it with some narration? So an idea was born for the whole world to see.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

April Snow in Quincy, Illinois

We had a lovely weekend here in Quincy, but the weekend is obviously over and snow is falling again.Temperatures were in the 80's on Saturday and 70's on Sunday...

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
Doug Pensinger, Getty Images

‘Omaha’ Could Easily have Been ‘Hannibal’ or ‘Quincy’

If you watched last weekend's Denver-San Diego football game you had to have noticed Bronco Quarterback Peyton Manning dancing around behind the downed Bronco offensive line.  As part of his doing that he would call out the plays and signals to snap the football and quite often he would yell out "Omaha" as part of the process.

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