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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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Doc Holliday
Doc Holliday

Doc Holliday Has A Message for His Good Friend, Dennis Oliver

I can’t prove this scientifically. But, I believe Dennis Oliver is the best radio personality that has ever been on-the-air in the Tri-States. More important than that, he also happens to be an even better friend.

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Dennis Oliver and Jeff Dorsey (Townsquare Media Photo)

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Dennis Oliver

This Friday is going to be a very difficult day for all of us at Townsquare Media, especially me, as one of the nicest guys around will get your day going for the very last time. Dennis Oliver, who announced his retirement, has been waking people up for some 40 years in West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri and he will finally get to sleep in.

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Dennis Oliver
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Dennis Oliver (“D.O.”) Announces Retirement From Y101 Radio

A local radio icon has announced that he will be retiring. Dennis Oliver, after 40 years behind the microphone, will co-host Townsquare Media’s Y101 Radio morning show one more time on Friday, December 16.

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Dennis Oliver & Jeff Dorsey
Dennis Oliver & Jeff Dorsey

D.O. & The Big Dog Make it Big Time

If you are a regular listener to Y101 you already know we play and sing-a-long to the Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road song by Loudon Wainwright the Third every Friday morning around 9 a.m. Well, thanks to that song Dennis Oliver and I have made it big time.

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Here Are Some Local People Who Should Be a Judge on ‘The Voice’

I was watching NBC's "The Voice" the other night and got to thinking about the judges that have been on the show.  They seem to change out people who judge every year. Now it got me to thinking of some local people who should get a shot at being a replacement judge. Here are some of them.

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Carmella Bundy
Carmella Bundy

I Miss Jerry Lewis and The M.D.A. Labor Day 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, was asked not to return in 2011 for reasons that are still unknown. 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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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images

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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