History

How Patriotic Is Your State?
In less then a week we will be celebrating the 4th of July, the birth of our country. And while just about every state is going to be setting off fireworks (some illegally, mind you), have you ever wondered how truly patriotic your state is?
Happy Birthday to The Happy Birthday Song
On Y101 Radio we take pleasure in reading the names of people with birthdays and anniversaries.  We do it at 6:50 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. every morning Monday through Friday. So send them in to us using this webpage and we will get them on for you. I found it interesting that the song “Happy B…
Today is Joseph Smith’s Death Anniversary
The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism. At age 24, Smith published the Book of Mormon and in the next fourteen years he gathered thousands of followers, built citie…
Where Would We Be Without This Item?
It almost went unnoticed!  Today marked the 519th anniversary of the invention of something we all use each and every day, at least I hope we all use it.  The Chinese invented it back in 1498.
It’s Another Busy Weekend In The Tri-States
With hot and humid weather in the weekend forecast, we don't blame you if you hit the pool and work on your tan. However, if you don't want to swim, there are several fun events going on this weekend.
Quincy is Getting a Presidential Visit
This weekend in Quincy, you can take a selfie with the President of the United States. Well, not the current president, but a president nonetheless. Just don’t forget the selfie stick or bring a friend with long arms so you can get his entire hat in the picture...
The 10 Commandments of Eating At Maid-Rite
There are a lot of traditions in the Gem City, but nothing says Quincy quite like a Maid Rite. A few of my co-workers and I went to indulge in the deliciousness of Maid Rite, but there are a few rules--or "commandments"--that you need to know first.
First Woman in 30 Years to Broadcast NFL Game on ESPN
ESPN will feature a woman play-by-play announcer during the upcoming National Football League season.  According to an article in the American Sportscaster's Online periodical, Beth Mowins will handle the play-by-play for the network's second game of their Monday Night Football covera…

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