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Hey, Fireworks Face!

I was reading a Time Magazine when I came across in bold print the following....$81.29. It caught my eye and I read on to find out that for $81.29 one can buy a 200 rocket fireworks package that will explode and form the shape of the buyers face. It would also be visible from up to 20 miles.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Lookout Fish, D.O. & The Big Dog Are Coming After You!

I am sure the when the word came down this morning that D.O. and the Big Dog will be catching all of the fish in Moorman Lake Friday morning during our morning show, the Quincy Park District officials sat up and took notice. The concern is that the two of us will catch all of the fish in the lake ahead of Saturday's Fishing Rodeo at the same lake.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

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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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images
Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Free Fishing Days in Illinois, Missouri 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. 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
Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver

2015 Marks 30th Anniversary of 99Q Radio Hitting Quincy Airwaves

April 25 marks the 30th anniversary that 99Q 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/Dennis Oliver
Jeff Dorsey/Dennis Oliver

Here is How Quincy’s St. Patrick’s Parade Got its Start

It was a morning in 1986 when I was working at 99Q 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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Michael Bradley, Getty Images
Michael Bradley, Getty Images

Sunset’s ‘Wine Pull’ is Tonight at Boodalu’s Restaurant

The Sunset Home in Quincy is hosting a fundraiser celebrating their 125th Anniversary tonight at BoodaLu Steakhouse in Quincy. All proceeds will benefit their elevator modernization fund. The event will be held at BoodaLu Steakhouse in Quincy from 5:30 until 8 p.m. and the theme is a Wine Pull to generate donations.   

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Kurt Parsons

The Big Dog’s Wall of Pictures Shows That Dennis Oliver Never Changes [Video]

It funny when people walk into my office and look around. I have pictures on every wall and people usually stop and ask who is this person or who is that person? One set of pictures always gets asked about.

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Dorsey, Norman, Lukowski & Oliver 1985, Jeff Dorsey
Dorsey, Norman, Lukowski & Oliver 1985, Jeff Dorsey

Today Marks the 29th Anniversary of the Beginning of 99Q Radio

April 25 is a very special day for me and four other people. It was 29 years ago today that 99Q 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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Control Board / Monitors, Jeff Dorsey
Control Board / Monitors, Jeff Dorsey

They Say New Technology is Good and We Are About to Find Out

Today at Y101 Radio is the equivalent of the first day at a new school. The initial day at that new school is always an anxiety attack waiting to happen only because of the newness of it all. Well, such is the case for all of us here at the radio station.  Today marks the first day of our usage of a brand new broadcast system and like day one of being in that new school, it is day one for us.  

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