Kurt Parsons is the Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Sedalia/Warrensburg. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 at his hometown radio station, KHMO, in Hannibal, Missouri. His career has included time with WJCL-FM in Savannah, Georgia; WKKW-FM in Morgantown, West Virginia; and WPWQ-FM in Quincy, Illinois. Before taking the Operations Manager position in Sedalia, Parsons spent three years as Digital Managing Editor, overseeing local content on station websites for Townsquare Media in Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri.
10 Movies You Probably Forgot That Featured Country Music Stars
Country music stars have been appearing, and even starring, in movies for years. Sometimes the movies are great. Sometimes they're... less than great. Here are 10 movies you probably forgot (or maybe even never heard of) that feature country stars.
Five Great George Strait Songs That Did Not Go to Number One
George Strait is known for a lot of things, but might be best known for his record of most Number One songs by any artist in history, even more than Elvis Presley. Almost every single the guy has released went to the top of the charts... almost. Here are five great George Strait songs that were not …
Strange Town Names in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa
There are a lot of strange places in America, and there are a lot of weird town names. Maybe you've heard of Intercourse, Pennsylvania? What about Santa Claus, Indiana, Hell, Michigan or Friendly, West Virginia? Every state has at least a handful of town names that raise eyebrows. Here are a fe…
10 Fun Facts About George Strait
After recording more Number One hits than any other artist in history (including Elvis), and selling approximately 70 million albums, George Strait has lived up to his nickname as the king of country music. Here are 10 fun facts about George and his career.
Great Strait Hits – What’s the Best George Strait Song of All Time? [Vote]
They don't call him "King George" for nothin'. George Strait has been a hit maker in country music for over three decades, and has recorded multiple studio albums, 33 of which have achieved platinum or mulch-platinum status. He has more #1 singles than any other…
Macy’s in Columbia Among 40 Stores to be Closed in 2016
Citing disappointing sales in 2015, Macy's has announced a series of cost-cutting measures, including the closing of 40 of its stores around the United States. The Macy's in Columbia, Missouri at The Shoppes at Stadium is among the stores scheduled for closure.
Five Fun Things I Didn’t Know About Missouri
Don't ask how it happened, but somehow today I ended up at Kids.gov, "a safe place to learn and play" for kids, sponsored by the U.S. government. One of the features on the site is a "learn about your state" link, so I clicked it and picked up five new facts …
See the Winners of Hannibal Parks & Rec’s Holiday House Decorating Contest
Hannibal Parks & Recreation held their first holiday house decorating contest to honor homes in various categories. Entries were collected starting in November, and winners have now been announced.
Hysterical Questions Visitors Have Asked the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau
We recently reported on frequently asked questions that visitors have when they come to Quincy or Hannibal. The staff at the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau also sent us a list of really funny questions that they have fielded in their office. Here are some of the best ones.
Burlington Steamboat Days Bringing Jake Owen, Chris Janson to Iowa in 2016
The headliners for the next Burlington Steamboat Days have been announced, and once again country music will be well represented. Jake Owen and Chris Janson will be among the performers at the 2016 event, July 16-July 19 in Burlington, Iowa.