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Free Fishing Days in Illinois This Weekend

If you have listened to the Y101 Morning Show over the years you probably know that on Free Fishing Days Dennis Oliver and I would go out and fish live on the air.  Sometimes we were at the Mississippi River and other times at ponds and lakes in the area. Over the years I have caught a few fish during our live broadcast times, but Mr. Oliver has never caught a fish with me during those times or even during the off-air times. Not one fish has ever been harvested by him over a 20 or so on and off years of fishing with me.

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Thinkstock

Summer Day Trips Can Be Fun and Inexpensive

Graduations are happening, the grass is growing and little league baseball is starting up. It all leads up to the fact that summer is coming and will be here soon (June 20 to be exact).

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Illinois, Missouri and Iowa have Some Strange Town Names

For four years I drove from South Kansas City to Harrisonville, Missouri to go to work. Every day I would pass by the exit ramp to the town of Peculiar, Missouri.  Inevitably, there would be a car pulled over by the side of the highway with people taking a picture of the sign that said 'Peculiar Exit'. You have to admit, it is a unique name for a town.

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NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images

Missouri to Hold Statewide Severe Weather Test Today

The weather in March is quite unpredictable. One thing for sure is Springtime can provide some very strong storms including tornadoes in the Midwest. With that in mind, Missouri will hold their state-wide severe weather test this afternoon.

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‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ a Product of Missouri

There were several cartoons that I loved when I was growing up, but there were always three that were my absolute favorites: 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,' 'Thundercats,' and 'Voltron: Defender of the Universe.' It wasn't until I was an adult that I discovered that one of those shows has a local tie to our region.

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Check Out These Smoking Costs Before You Light Up

Aside from the obvious heath reasons, smoking is not a good habit to start. The health issues are well documented. The financial costs of smoking have been well documented too. The economic costs of smoking total more than $320 billion a year and are rising.  

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Do You Believe in Momo, the Missouri Monster? [Poll]

An interesting story was trending on Facebook last summer about the "Lizard Man" that supposedly lives in Bishopville, South Carolina. I had never heard of the Lizard Man. I have heard about reptile men, the Moth Man, chupacabras, and of course, Momo, the Missouri Monster.

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Michael Williams, Getty Images
Michael Williams, Getty Images

Road Condition Hotlines & Websites for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

With winter weather bearing down on us, travelers will be under the gun to navigate safely.  With that in mind, here are the important numbers and sites you may want to check for road conditions in the Tri-State area.

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iStock

The New Madrid Earthquake Was Supposed to Happen on December 3, 1990

Twenty-five years ago today, yours truly was on the road heading for Cape Girardeau, Missouri to broadcast a Quincy College-Southeast Missouri State University basketball game. I usually didn’t get too nervous going to ballgames, but this time I had a reason to be on edge because this was the predicted day of an earthquake for that area.

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Kurt Parsons

Watch the Trailer for Hannibal’s Zombie Movie, ‘American Revenant’

While we've not yet seen an official release date for the short zombie film that was shot last summer in Hannibal, we do have a new trailer. The two-minute black-and-white preview looks really great! 

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