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.
KHMO Holiday Bids for Bargains Starts November 6
The latest edition of what we call, "The Original Radio Auction," is right around the corner. Holiday Bids for Bargains, presented by Harpole's Heartland Lodge, gets underway on NewsTalk 1070 KHMO and Classic Country KICK-AM 1530 on Tuesday, November 6.
Free Shuttle Service for Autumn Historic Folklife Festival
In anticipation of large crowds coming to Hannibal this weekend for the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival, the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau is making it easier to get to and from the festivities.
Palmyra School District Gets $4,000 in Seized Drug Money
The Palmyra School District will benefit from a forfeiture of cash in a drug case.
Quincy Man Sentenced on Sexual Abuse, Battery Charges
A Quincy man gets twelve years in prison after pleading guilty to two charges in Adams County Circuit Court Monday.
Palmyra Spectator to Cease Publication October 31
The newspaper that is known as the oldest continuously published weekly newspaper west of the Mississippi is closing its doors.
Mexico Man Arrested on 27 Underage Sex Charges
A Mexico, Missouri man faces over two dozen charges related to underage sex.
Cause of Death Announced in Friday Fatal Fire
Officials have announced the cause of death of the two children who died in a Friday night house fire.
Quincy Kmart to Close by the End of the Year
Yet another major Quincy retailer is closing its doors. Officials with Sears Holdings announced Monday that the K-Mart store, a long time fixture on East Broadway, will close for good before the end of the year.
Mississippi River levels to Crest, Fall and Rise Again by Tuesday
Additional rainfall in the northern Midwest results in a roller coaster along the Northeast Missouri/Western Illinois portion of the Mississippi River.
Quincy University Presidential Search Committee Issues Update
Officials with Quincy University say they are well on their way to selecting a new president.