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Jeff and Dennis at Walk to End Alzheimer's
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Dennis Oliver Addresses ‘Walk To End Alzheimer’s’ Crowd [VIDEO]

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this morning's Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease! We couldn't have asked for nicer weather or a better turnout.

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Carmella Bundy

Labor Day is Not The Same Without The Jerry Lewis M.D.A. Telethon

It was September 4th, 1966 and the television world saw its first Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. That’s right, 50 years ago. The Telethon is no longer on TV and Jerry Lewis, who was a huge part of the telethon and was asked not to return in 2011, passed away on August 20th at the age of 91. Without him, the telethon suffered. So much so, that the once 24 hour telethon was eventually pared down to just 3 hours after Lewis was no longer a part of it and now it is no more.

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Come Walk With Dennis Oliver at This Year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Guess who is walking in September’s Walk to End Alzheimer's?  Dennis Oliver, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, will be walking on Saturday, September 16 at Clat Adams Park. Dennis is inviting everyone to fight Alzheimer’s and walk with him that morning. 

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Dennis Oliver Opens Up About His Struggles With Alzheimer’s Disease

Our good friend, and longtime Y101 personality Dennis “D.O.” Oliver joined us this morning with an important announcement.

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Oliver & Dorsey

You Won’t Believe the Fish D.O. and the Big Dog Caught

So there I was on the last Free Fishing Day in Illinois at Moorman Lake in Quincy when it happened. The fish of all fish was hooked on my line. It became a battle I was not prepared for.

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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Illinois Free Fishing Days This Friday through Monday

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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Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver

Were You Listening to 99-Q Radio 32 Years Ago Today?

Today marks the 32nd 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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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.

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Dennis and The Big Dog
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A Few Of Our Favorite Moments From D.O.’s Final Show

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us put together this morning's unbelievable tribute to Dennis Oliver. Thank you for tuning in, streaming, calling, following on social media, texting, e-mailing, and even swinging by the station to say 'thank you' in person.

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Dennis Oliver’s Top Ten Things to Do While Retired

While he may be walking into un-chartered territory today, but Dennis Oliver in retirement will be quite busy not being on the radio anymore. What will he be doing? Well here's the Big Dog's top-ten list of D.O.'s activities while retired.

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