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TV Storm Coverage Interrupts Regular Programming

So here we were, all watching our favorite shows on WGEM-TV and KHQA-TV last Wednesday night when both stations cut away from their regular programming to provide information in an attempt to inform people of the danger lurking in the area with tornadoes reported in the area.

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Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver
Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver

Were You Listening to 99-Q Radio 31 Years Ago Today?

Today marks the 31st anniversary that 99Q Radio hit the airwaves of the Hannibal-Quincy area. On April 25, 1985 at 5:30 a.m., WQCY-FM changed its format, as well as my life. The format went from “Easy Listening” to “Top 40″ and with it, a legacy began.

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Rich Cain Headed to KHQA-TV

After over a year of being off of local television, long time TV personality and meteorologist Rich Cain is returning to the television airwaves with KHQA-TV.

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Y101 Playlist – December Top Songs

Check out the Top 20 songs in Y101’s rotation for the month of December 2015.

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Quincy Native Cheri Preston Promoted to Top ABC Radio Anchor Position

It is always good when you get a chance to report positive news especially when it involves a local person doing well. Such is the case for Cheri Preston of Quincy. Cheri is an award-winning broadcaster who has been anchoring ABC Radio’s mid-day hourly news and bottom-of-the hour updates on radio stations all across the country.  Just last week, Cheri was promoted to the main anchor position for ABC Radio news replacing long standing broadcaster Doug Limerick who is retiring.

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Watch These Trick-or-Treaters Getting Spooked by Clever Pranksters

Generally it's the guy in the vampire outfit who does the frightening. Not here.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Just What is This Round Object?

Radio stations are notorious for accumulating "junk." Usually it is promotional items or signage, and the junk is kept for future use and most likely will never be used again. Recently, one of our staff members got energetic and cleaned out the Y101 storage area, and in doing so came across a box. That box ended up in my office with what looks like ping-pong balls in it.

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Want an Advantage in Winning the 101 Days of Summer? Sign Up Early

The 101 Days of Summer is underway and Destination Travel, FunJet Vacations and Y101 would love for you and a friend  to win a 5-night stay in Mexico. The 21 or older winner gets the 5-night stay with all food and drink free at the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort and Spa, plus non-stop air from St. Louis. To win, sign up at one of our participating sponsors which include Mark Twain Landing Resort, USA Payday Loans, Quincy Area Tire Pros and Potter & Vaughn, and then check out y101radio.com monthly to see if you are a qualifier.

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The Big Dog’s Top Ten Purchases With a $1000 Ticketmaster Gift Card

If you have purchased baseball or concert tickets, most likely you went through Ticketmaster to get them. Well Y101 Radio did the same thing, except instead of buying something, we are giving it away to someone. That someone can buy what they want and that person might as well be you. How much you ask? Well, how about $1,000?!

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Gergana Valcheva, ThinkStock

Retro Radio! Do You Remember These Former Quincy/Hannibal Radio Personalities?

I have been in the radio business now since 1976 and I've see many people come and many people go. We thought we'd get a pen and pad and start writing down as many radio people we could remember through the years. All this is just off the top of our heads, but let's see how many we can come up with.

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