My first job in radio was in Bowling Green, Missouri in 1972, and I’ve been fortunate to have been gainfully employed (mostly) in the media ever since. I’m a native of northeast Missouri and western Illinois, and most of my time in the media has been in the area – from Hannibal, Monroe City and Branson, Missouri to Pittsfield, Virden and Jacksonville, Illinois. Over the years, time off the air has been spent lay speaking, auctioneering, emceeing various area events and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. Occasionally over the years, I’ve thought, “There’s gotta be a better way to make a living.” Well, I’ve checked … and there’s not. As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
Quincy Salvation Army Family Store to Reopen Friday
The Quincy Salvation Army Family Store will reopen to the public Friday.
Quincy City Council Approves Guidelines for Reopening
The Quincy City Council has approved a set of guidelines for bars and restaurants that plan on reopening this weekend.
Q-Fest Celebration of the Arts Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Add Quincy’s annual summer celebration of the arts to the list of events cancelled because of COVID-19.
Hannibal Evening Kiwanis Arts & Crafts Festival Cancelled
While National Tom Sawyer Days will be taking place, one of the key events of the annual festival will not.
‘Theory of a Deadman’ Cancels Tanyard Gardens Appearance
When it comes to their featured act for National Tom Sawyer Days, it’s back to the drawing board for the Hannibal Jaycees.
Hannibal Salvation Army Gets Produce for Bread Line
A partnership of a number of agencies results in a windfall of produce for users of the Salvation Army Bread Line.
Quincy University Gets $1.5 Million for John Mahoney Scholarship
QU officials announced Tuesday the receipt of an anonymous gift of $1.5 million dollars to support the John Mahoney Scholarship.
Hannibal Cannibal is ON for July 4th
Another Hannibal Fourth of July weekend tradition is on for 2020.
IDVA Report: No Positive COVID-19 Cases at IL Veterans’ Home
There is good news in a report on COVID-19 testing at Illinois’ four veterans’ homes.
Hannibal Regional, QMG Now Offer Rapid COVID-19 Testing
A couple of area healthcare facilities now offer rapid COVID-19 testing for groups most at risk for catching coronavirus disease.