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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 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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Quinn Thomas
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Local Boy to Be on The Golf Channel from Master’s Site Sunday

He is 11 years old, plays golf, can drive a golf ball about 210 yards and will be playing at the Masters site in Augusta, Georgia this Sunday. He is Quinn Thomas of Hannibal.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

YWCA to Host ‘A Voice for All Women’ April 21

The Quincy YWCA is hosting their annual "A Voice for All Women" event on April 21st at the Oakley-Lindsay Center.  Tickets are $55 per person if purchased before April 14 and $65 after that.  

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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 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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The Voice
NBC

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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Arts Quincy
Arts Quincy

Quincy Art Center’s Art Fest is This Saturday (Audio)

The public is invited this Saturday to the Quincy Art Center’s annual fall arts festival which will be held in conjunction with the Quincy Museum’s Folk Life Festival. 

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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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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Today Marks My 42nd Anniversary in Radio..What a Ride!

It's hard to believe that 42 years ago today this wide eyed radio wannabe sat behind the microphone for the first time. The radio station was KIEE in Harrisonville, Missouri in the Kansas City Metro area. I won't lie to you, I was scared to death when it became my turn to talk into the microphone.  

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Moore/Fox Photos/Getty Images
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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