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.
Vikings, Jaguars advance with close victories
The Minnesota Vikings have advanced to the NFL championship game for the first time in eight years, while the Jacksonville Jaguars have earned their first AFC title game appearance since the 1999 season.
Tepen Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charge
A Calhoun County man pleads guilty to charges in connection with his part in the death of a Pike County man last March.
Bills Introduced to Fund New Construction at Veterans’ Home
Bipartisan bills have been filed in both houses of the Illinois General Assembly to fund new construction at the Illinois Veterans’ Home.
Ed Asner’s ‘A Man and His Prostate’ in Hannibal Saturday
A legendary television performer brings his one-man show to Hannibal Saturday night.
Hannibal Man Arrested for Robbery at Knifepoint
A Hannibal man has been charged in connection with an alleged robbery at knifepoint Monday.
Early School Dismissals for Thursday, January 11
Schools that have decided to dismiss school early because of the wintry forecast include:
Winter Weather Advisory for the Area Noon to Midnight Thursday
Here we go again. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northeast Missouri and western Illinois from noon until midnight Thursday.
Patterson Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Battery
A Quincy man pleads guilty Monday to charges filed in connection with an incident in which a woman was hit with a gun.
Bias Pleads Guilty to Monroe County Drug Charges
A second defendant pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with a drug raid in Monroe County last September.
Richardson Held Over for Arraignment on Drug Charges
A Hannibal man charged with distribution of a controlled substance was in court for a preliminary hearing in Marion County Circuit Court Monday.