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We’ll Miss You, Josh

If you haven’t already, please go listen to the Tuesday morning broadcast of WGEM Sportscenter. Under circumstances that we at Y101 can’t begin to imagine, Broc Hampsmire and company did an outstanding job paying tribute to their friend and longtime co-host, Josh Houchins, who passed away Sunday at the tragically young age of 36.

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Curtis Lovelace Case to Be Featured on ‘Dateline NBC’ Friday

The Curtis Lovelace murder trial will once again gain some national attention as NBC will be devoting a segment of "Dateline NBC" to the high profile case.

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UPI/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Happy Anniversary to Candid Camera

It was 69 years ago when 'Candid Camera with Alan Funt, as the show's host, made its network debut. It first aired in 1948 on ABC television and was originally called Candid Microphone, which was also the name of Alan Funt's radio program.

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NASA

What an Unbelievable Day July 20, 1969 Was!

It was July 20th, 1969 and the world was riveted to their TV sets watching what was once the unthinkable, a man walking on the moon. I was 15 years old in New York and was glued to the family TV set like everyone around here was to KHQA or WGEM.

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The Honda Classic - Round Three
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Luke Guthrie to Return in Tri-State Pro-Am

Local golf fans will get the chance to watch Quincy native and PGA member Luke Guthrie play in Quincy on May 29.

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TommyRevised

Boy I Sure Miss My Friend Tommy Murphy

It was August 23, 2012.  I had a chance to get up early and enjoy the morning before heading to work and I was able to help a friend in need. So off to work I went feeling good about the day ahead. Then all of a sudden, I heard the "ping" noise on my computer at work alerting me of a new message.  For some reason it caught my attention. I don't know why. I get hundreds of messages and "pings" a week, but this one stood out. So I opened it and my heart dropped as I read it.

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Zehender, Robinson, Stormer, Cookson Funeral Home
Zehender, Robinson, Stormer, Cookson Funeral Home

Quincy’s ‘Teenager’, Chuck Yates Would Have Been 68 Today

An icon in local radio, Chuck Yates, would have been 68 years old today. It sounds strange to say that since he was always considered a “teenager” by all who knew him.  Chuck passed away on December 19, 2013. One can only wonder what would have gone on during his morning radio show today if he were still with us. I guarantee it would have been fun because that is what Chuck was all about.

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Man Landed on the Moon 47 Years Ago Today

It was July 20th, 1969 and the world was riveted to their TV sets watching what was once the unthinkable, a man walking on the moon. I was 15 years old in New York and was glued to the family TV set like everyone around here was to KHQA or WGEM.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

George M. Irwin Arts Awards Announced

The hard work and dedication of individuals and organizations to the arts community was honored in Arts Quincy’s annual George M. Irwin Arts Awards which was presented today (Friday) at the Quincy Exchange Club meeting. The group recognized outstanding work by an arts organization, individual teaching artist, volunteer, and business leadership.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Quincy Fireworks Need to Return to The Riverfront

This Saturday night, fireworks displays will be seen by millions around this great country of ours including the Hannibal-Quincy area. In Hannibal it will be held on the riverfront and in Quincy the display will take place at the Illinois Veteran’s Home grounds. 

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