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.
Q.F.D.’s Top Ten Tips to Prevent a House Fire
With winter staring us in the face it is time to remind you of some safety precautions you can take to make your wintertime a safe time.
Quincy’s Deadly Plane Collision Occurred 21 Years Ago Today
November 19 marks the 21st anniversary of the deadly collision of two aircraft at Baldwin Field in Quincy which led to the deaths of 14 people.
It’s Time to Go Through Your Kid’s Toys and Help ‘Load The Lobby’
Y101, KICK-FM and WLIQ is gearing up for the 9th Annual "Load the Lobby" campaign and once again we are asking for your help.
Former Camp Point Police Chief Makes Plea to Keep K-9
With his resignation, Camp Point officials want Patterson to relinquish his K-9 dog to the Camp Point Village Police Department.
Hannibal Baseball Team Reveals New Name & Logo
The owners of the new Hannibal franchise of the Prospect League revealed the new name of the team as well as their new logo for the organization this morning.
The Exchange Club’s 1000 Flag ‘Field of Honor’ Goes up Friday
For the fourth straight year the Quincy Exchange Club will present a dramatic "Field of Honor" flag display this Veterans' Day weekend.
The 1000 American ‘Flags of Honor’ is Moving to a New Location
If you haven't seen the Quincy Exchange Club's Field of Honor with 1000 American Flags the last three years, you will get another chance in November during Veteran's week at Madison Park at 24th and Maine in Quincy.
Is Dollar Tree Closing on October 1?
I was thumbing through Facebook on my phone yesterday and I came across a story that all Dollar Tree stores will be closing up shop for good by October 1, 2017.
What Area Events or Venues Do You Wish Were Still Here?
I am sure there are events that you attended that you wish were still around. What events or places do you wish were still here?
Latonya Brock Named New Chamber Executive Director
The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Latonya Brock as their new Executive Director. The Chamber chose Brock out of 25 candidates for the position.