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Great Lakes Flight 5925
National Transportation Safety Board

Quincy’s Deadly Plane Collision Occurred 21 Years Ago Today

November 19 marks the 21st anniversary of the deadly collision of two aircraft at Baldwin Field in Quincy which led to the deaths of 14 people.

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Heidi Bowl
Yarnellwill (Via Youtube)

Anyone Remember The NFL ‘Heidi Game’ Broadcast?

Forty-nine years ago the infamous “Heidi Game” was broadcast or perhaps I should say it wasn’t, at least until its conclusion.

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Edmund Fitzgerald
jstottlemyer via YouTube

The Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 42 Years Ago Today

It was 42 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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USS Cole Attack Suspect Arrested
U.S. Navy, Getty Images

Quincy Man Remembers USS Cole Attack 17 Years Ago

There is a local tie to the USS Cole in that Admiral William C. Cole was the great uncle of Rick Cole, the current owner of the Pier Restaurant in Quincy.

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Graveyard, Holland
Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

Historic Quincy Cemetery Opens Its Gates For Haunted Tours (If You Dare)

Looking for a unique (and kinda spooky) way to get into the Halloween spirit? Check THIS out...

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

D.A.R. Reminds Us This is ‘Constitution Week’

The Dorothy Quincy Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Quincy, Illinois would like to remind all citizens that the week of September 17th through the 23rd commemorates the 230th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention.

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Newcomb Hotel Fire
Deron Johnson

Today is the Anniversary of The Newcomb Hotel Fire

At 8:45 p.m. the 911 dispatcher received a call of smoke and flames coming from the old abandoned Newcomb Hotel.

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Old Radio

Anyone Remember ‘Beaker Street’ on KAAY-Little Rock?

I was talking to some friends the other night about KAAY Radio in Little Rock, Arkansas. My friend asked if I remembered "Beaker Street", the nighttime show on KAAY in the 70's. Remember it? I lived it every night. I loved the host, Clyde Clifford.

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Full sun eclipce
Ig0rZh

Eclipse Party Set for Monday on Quincy Riverfront

The Total Eclipse of the Sun will take place this Monday and Y101 Radio is inviting you to come to the Quincy Riverfront to experience it. The Eclipse will begin at 11:47 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.

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Three Lions, Getty Images
Three Lions, Getty Images

Woodstock, a Pivotal Moment in Music History!

It was late summer in the year 1969.  The country was heavily involved in a very unpopular war in Vietnam and young people were protesting the war throughout the country .  They wanted peace and love, not war. What followed was “The Woodstock Music & Art Fair” in upstate New York. 

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