Contact Us
History

History - Page 5

Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Volunteers Needed for Log Cabin Village

The Friends of the Log Cabins have scheduled two workdays in April in the Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island. 

Read More

Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

This is How the St. Patrick’s Parade Started!

It was a morning in 1986 when I was working at 99-Q Radio with Dennis Oliver. He was just finishing up his morning show and I was beginning my mid-day stint (after working the morning show on WTAD earlier that morning). It was about a week before St. Patrick’s Day and I went up to D.O. and said we need to have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Quincy.

Read More

Ilya S. Slovanok, Getty Images
Ilya S. Slovanok, Getty Images

Shoe Rationing! Could Americans Do It Again?

In February of 1943 the United States was entrenched in World War Two in Europe and also in the Pacific. Certain materials were needed for the war effort so the American government announced a shoe rationing program for all Americans. Leather and rubber were needed by the military so steps to control the use of leather and rubber were implemented.  

Read More

Julius Caesar
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Ever Wonder Why February Has the Fewest Days of Any Month?

As you already know, every month throughout the year has either 30 or 31 days except the month of February.  Why is that? Well, you have to go back to the days of Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus to get your answer.

Read More

Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Why Do We Have a Leap Year? Here’s the Answer!

So tomorrow is March 1, 2017. So why isn't it February 29th? I bet this question has been asked a few thousand times…Why do we have Leap Year or Leap Day anyway?  Well here is your answer.

Read More

J. Meric, Getty Images
J. Meric, Getty Images

Five Siblings All Born on February 20 in Different Years

In preparing for the morning show this morning I came across this story about a woman by the name of Carolyn Cummins of Clintwood, Virginia.  She was listed as giving birth to her first child on February 20th in 1952.  I thought to myself why would this be listed as a historical occasion.  I read on and found my answer.

Read More

Blizzard of 2011
Ben Braun

The Blizzard of 2011 Hit Quincy 6 Years Ago Today

So what were you doing six years ago today? It was February 1, 2011 when one of the biggest snowfalls ever, known as the Blizzard of 2011, hit this area.

Read More

477910281
dekru

Feeling Stressed? This Will Help!

Having the Monday Blues, or feeling a little stressed today? Then this day is for you!

Read More

BG&KC Railroad-Facebook
BG&KC Railroad-Facebook

Railroad Buffs Need to Make This Stop in Belton, Missouri

Railroad buffs, if you ever go to the Kansas City area make sure you make a stop at the Belton-Grandview & Kansas City Railroad.

Read More

Organization Meets To Settle Tallest Building Debate Between One World Trade And Willis Tower
Getty Images

Are You Making Your Vacation Plans Yet?

I know I know, its only January, but with the cold great weather we've been having, its nice to think of warmer places. If you are like me and don't have a ton of money to take a REAL vacation, there are places not to far from Quincy that are worth visiting this year.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://y101radio.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Y101 Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Y101 Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.