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.
Third-Ward Councilman Tom Ernst Dies in Car Accident
There will be a somber mood when the Quincy City Council meets Monday night as there will be one chair that will not be occupied. That chair belonged to Tom Earnst.
Sliced Bread is Still The Best Idea Since Sliced Bread
Anytime something new comes along you always hear the line "that's the best idea since sliced bread". It is a line that has been heard for some 92 years .
God’s ‘Gift’ United the Whole Area
God brought us pleasure in such a small way, and by doing so He helped take our minds off of all the negative things going on in the world these days.
Dogs and Fireworks Are NOT a Good Mix
Before you head out for a fireworks display please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. Dogs find the loud noise and bright lights truly frightening.
Quincy Derby Re-Scheduled For July 24 & 25
In a summer riddled with cancellations due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Quincy Optimist Club is going full steam ahead with plans to hold this year’s rescheduled Quincy Derby.
Full-Staff or Half-Staff? Let’s ALL Fly It Correctly!
Accorded to Flag Code, only the President of the United States or a state Governor can order the U.S. Flag to half-staff status.
Quincy City Council to Open Up And Return to Chambers Tonight
The City of Quincy has relaxed some of the COVID-19 restrictions for their meetings of the Quincy City Council and our other committees.
Quincy is Turning Into a City of Signs
As I was driving I couldn't help noticing all of the individual signs that are adorning our Quincy streets these days.
Black Bear Spotted in West-Central Illinois
The Bear was last seen June 21 headed south toward Stronghurst in southern Henderson County.
Hannibal The Place to Be For Hiking
If you are into hiking Hannibal is the place to be this summer with a variety of hiking activities scheduled.