My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
Fireworks and Dogs Do Not Go Well Together
Before you head out for a fireworks display please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. A fear of fireworks is commonplace for dogs.
Happy ‘Independence Day’
Independence Day says what the day is. The Fourth of July is just one of 31 days in the month. It tells us nothing about what the day is all about.
City of Quincy Announces Holiday Hours
The City of Quincy has announced their holiday schedule for the 4th of July.
You Want to Be an Umpire or Referee?
I also learned that fans can be really cruel. It amazes me how a chain-link fence can make a parent or fan feel like they have a license to verbally berate an umpire.
Illinois Gas Tax & Cigarette Purchase Age Changed Today
If you are a regular purchaser of gasoline and/or cigarettes at an Illinois convenience store some things changed overnight that you need to be aware of.
Crime Stoppers Offering Free Mobile App to Provide Tips
The Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers are adding a new weapon in their fight against crime, while continuing to keep the identity of the tipster anonymous.
Red, White & Back the Blue Festival is July 6
The 3rd Annual Red, White & Back the Blue Festival will be held at Washington Park in Quincy on Saturday, July 6.
Rosters Chosen for Illinois-Missouri High School All-Star Game
This will mark the seventh season for this All-Star game and will feature the top 46 seniors representing 25 high schools from Hannibal, Quincy, and the surrounding areas.
Meeting on The Ten Signs of Alzheimer’s is This Wednesday
For those who are worried about themselves or of someone you love someday suffering from Alzheimer's in the future, there is a meeting this week that you really need to attend.
Gem City Tumbling Team Novice Girls Win National Championship
The Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling is bringing home a National Championship.