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.
Fireworks and Dogs Do Not Go Well Together
Before you head out for a fireworks display please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. A fear of fireworks is commonplace for dogs.
No Charges Will Be Filed in Plainville Shooting Death
There will no charges filed in the April 1, 2019 shooting death of Lowell Oitker of rural Plainville, Illinois.
The 2019 Blues in The District Lineup Has Been Announced
The lineup of performers has been announced by The District for this year’s Blues in The District presented by Blessing Health System.
Quincy Police Investigating the First Homicide of 2019
The Quincy Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation from an incident that occurred Sunday morning in the 800 block of South 13th in Quincy.
Quincy Loses a Great Ambassador in Harold Knapheide III
One of Quincy's great ambassadors has passed away. In a statement released this morning it was announced that Harold Knapheide III passed away Tuesday evening.
Quincy Man Mentioned on Cardinal TV Broadcast
If you know 99 year old Sam Russell make sure you tell him what they did during the St. Louis Cardinal broadcast on TV last night.
Weather Channel Spotlights Quincy In ‘Causing A Catastrophe’ Feature
Monday marked the 25th anniversary of the levee break in West Quincy and all of us in the local media took the time to reflect back a quarter century to the events of that day including the Weather Channel.
25-Years Later People Still Ask, ‘Would the Levee Had Held?’
Twenty five years later people are still asking "would the levee have held back the rising water on it’s own?" Only God knows.
Free Fireworks Viewing Glasses Available at Poage Auto Plaza
If you are going to watch the fireworks displays this week you might as well watch the enhanced version provided by special fireworks glasses.
Man Dies of Stab Wounds Sustained Last Week in Quincy
What started as an investigation by the Quincy Police Department into the stabbing of a male victim has now turned into a potential murder investigation as the victim has died of his stab wounds.