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.
Blizzard Warnings for the Area Through 6 a.m. Monday
As the Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to an end, another winter storm roars into northeast Missouri and western Illinois.
2018 Fall Deer Harvest Higher in Illinois and Missouri
The Missouri Department of Conservation reports a near record deer harvest for the fall of 2018.
Area Gas Prices Up From Last Year, Down from Last Month
If you’re heading over the river and through the woods for the Thanksgiving weekend, you’re spending less to gas up your vehicle than you did a month ago.
Free Thanksgiving Dinners in Hannibal, Quincy, Louisiana
If you have no place to go for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, we have some suggestions.
Caldwell Pleads Not Guilty to Child Pornography Charges
A former Quincy daycare worker has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges.
Sen. Jil Tracy Named Illinois Senate Minority Whip
A western Illinois state senator will hold a leadership position in the state legislature in the coming session.
Quincy University Gets $2.25 million STEM Grant
Quincy University learned recently that they will be receiving the largest grant in the history of the school.
Two Children Die in Early Morning Knox County House Fire
Two young children died in an early Tuesday morning house fire in Baring, Missouri in Knox County.
Partnership Against Hunger Food & Fund Drive Tuesday
A major push to stock the shelves of local food pantries takes place Tuesday at Hannibal’s Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Hannibal Riverfront Closed to Traffic as Renovation Continues
The extensive renovation of the Hannibal riverfront begins in earnest this week.