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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

How I Met Charles Osgood from CBS [Video]

When you are in the business as long as I have been, you get the opportunity to meet some really cool big-name people. Such is the case in 1989 when I got the chance to sit down and talk with Charles Osgood of CBS Television.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Mr. Dorsey, Meet Mr. Dorsey! The Teddy Bear Clinic is Sunday

The 26th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic will be held this Sunday afternoon from noon to 4pm at Blessing Hospital's main entrance. As the founder of this event 26 years ago, the staff at Blessing Riemann College of Nursing was kind enough to name one of two new gigantic Teddy Bears after me.  He is known as the "Dorsey Bear" and the other is known as "Flo" after Florence Nightingale. This morning I got the chance to meet my namesake in our studios.

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Steve Felde, Blessing Hospital
Steve Felde, Blessing Hospital

It’s Not Every Day You Get a Bear Named After You! See ‘Dorsey Brown Bear’ at The Teddy Bear Clinic October 5

A couple of six foot tall stuffed bears will make their first appearance at the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing’s 26th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, October 5, from Noon to 4 p.m. The Clinic will be held in the Auditorium of Blessing Hospital at 11th Street in Quincy (Hospital main entrance).The new bears are named Flo and Dorsey Brown Bear.

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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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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Today Marks 40 Years of My Being Behind the Microphone

It's hard to believe that 40 years ago today this wide eyed radio wannabe sat behind the microphone for the first time. The radio station was KIEE in Harrisonville, Missouri which is in the Kansas City area. I won't lie to you, I was scared to death when it became time to talk into the mic.  

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new flag

Flag Raising Efforts all for Naught

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a flag in Quincy that was tattered and torn and needed to be removed. So with the help of Dawn Whitcomb at the Illinois Veteran's Home who provided me with a new flag, Tim Gottman of Sign Pro and I proceeded to take down the tattered flag and replace it with the new one. That effort was successful at least until yesterday when I went past the location around 8th and Broadway in Quincy.

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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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Batting Cage, Jeff Dorsey
Batting Cage, Jeff Dorsey

The Big Dog is Ready for The Batting Cage to Open April 11

With the advent of the 2014 baseball season upon us, the Batting Cage bug has hit me. The bug to go to the batting cage and smash some baseballs around is attacking me like I would a fastball. The bad news is that the Quincy Park District’s Batting Cage is closed. The good news is that it will open for the season on Friday, April 11 at 3:30pm. The countdown is on.

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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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St. Patrick's Day Parade, Quincy, Illinois

2014 St. Patrick’s Parade Lineup

Thanks to everyone who has entered the 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade! The entries listed below are officially in the parade. Remember you must have something green on you or your entry (Balloons, ribbons, etc.). The parade is March 15 at 11 a.m. sharp and we go from 12th to 5th on Maine Street in Quincy.

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