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.
Quincy Loses a Great Ambassador in Harold Knapheide III
One of Quincy's great ambassadors has passed away. In a statement released this morning it was announced that Harold Knapheide III passed away Tuesday evening.
Quincy Man Mentioned on Cardinal TV Broadcast
If you know 99 year old Sam Russell make sure you tell him what they did during the St. Louis Cardinal broadcast on TV last night.
Weather Channel Spotlights Quincy In ‘Causing A Catastrophe’ Feature
Monday marked the 25th anniversary of the levee break in West Quincy and all of us in the local media took the time to reflect back a quarter century to the events of that day including the Weather Channel.
25-Years Later People Still Ask, ‘Would the Levee Had Held?’
Twenty five years later people are still asking "would the levee have held back the rising water on it’s own?" Only God knows.
Free Fireworks Viewing Glasses Available at Poage Auto Plaza
If you are going to watch the fireworks displays this week you might as well watch the enhanced version provided by special fireworks glasses.
Man Dies of Stab Wounds Sustained Last Week in Quincy
What started as an investigation by the Quincy Police Department into the stabbing of a male victim has now turned into a potential murder investigation as the victim has died of his stab wounds.
Former Major League Player Darryl Strawberry is Coming to Quincy
Darryl Strawberry will be a part of The Crossing’s 5th Annual Men’s Conference which will be held on Friday and Saturday.
Everything You Need to Know About Quincy’s Grand Prix of Karting
I took some time and interviewed Terry Traeder, the event organizer, in hopes of answering questions surrounding the Karting event..
Here’s Your Chance to Send a Dozen Donuts to Your Friends
June 1 is National Donut Day and to honor the day the Quincy Salvation Army is teaming up with Dunkin' Donuts in Quincy to celebrate Donut Day with a fundraiser.
‘Cops on a Rooftop’ at Dunkin’ Donuts Friday for Special Olympics
If you drive on Broadway around 26th Street in Quincy this Friday morning don’t be alarmed to find police officers standing on the roof of the Dunkin' Donuts building.