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.
Adams County Special Response Team Dinner & Comedy Night March 3
The 6th Annual Adams County Special Response Team Dinner & Comedy Night to be held on Saturday, March 3rd at The Ambiance.
Hall of Famer Rick Hummel Addresses the Quincy Exchange Club
The Quincy Exchange Club was honored to have Baseball Hall of Famer and sportswriter for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Rick Hummel, as its speaker today.
A Look Back at The Blizzard of 2011
So what were you doing seven years ago today when the Blizzard of 2011 hit this area?
Your Car Color Can Determine Your Personality – Take the Test!
According to a recent Farmer's Almanac scientific research done in Great Britain has discovered the color of your car can reveal your personality.
Quincy Gems Name Their New Head Coach
Quincy Gems owner Jimmie Louthan has named his head coach and assistant coach for the upcoming 2018 Prospect League season.
The 12 Days of Christmas – Quincy Version [Listen]
Back in 1997, I called local businesses trying to gather the items needed for the 12 Days of Christmas. What I recorded was quite humorous.
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.