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.
MO, IL State Offices Closed for Juneteenth; Local Celebration Sat.
Missouri state offices will be closed Friday to commemorate Juneteenth, which has been designated as federal holiday.
Monroe County Sheriff Warns of Officer Imposters
A motorist in Monroe County was apparently pulled over by someone impersonating a law enforcement officer last weekend.
Palmyra Man Dies in Hannibal Pickup-Motorcycle Crash
A Palmyra man is dead from injuries suffered in a pickup-motorcycle crash on Highway 61 at Geronimo Avenue in Hannibal at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Hannibal City Council Okays Approval Letter for Bypass Study
The Hannibal city council Tuesday night voted in favor of sending a letter of approval for a study of a possible Hannibal bypass.
Quincy City Council Tables Rental Registration Ordinance
After an extended discussion, the Quincy City Council voted Monday night to table a proposed ordinance requiring the registration of residential rental property.
Restore Illinois Phase Five: What Does it Mean?
The state of Illinois has fully reopened.
Hannibal Board of Public Works Picks New General Manager
The Hannibal Board of Public Works picks an Arizona native as its new general manager.
Moore New GREDF President; Brock Fills School Board Seat
Quincy’s former Mayor is the new head of the Great River Economic Development Foundation.
Hannibal School Teachers’ Aide Arrested for Child Molestation
An investigation into alleged inappropriate contact with a student at the Hannibal Middle School has resulted in the arrest of a Hannibal woman.
Hannibal Middle School Aide Arrested for Inappropriate Conduct
An aide at the Hannibal Middle School has been fired and arrested for alleged inappropriate conduct.