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.
Hall of Famer Rick Hummel Addresses the Quincy Exchange Club
The Quincy Exchange Club was honored to have Baseball Hall of Famer and sportswriter for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Rick Hummel, as its speaker today.
A Look Back at The Blizzard of 2011
So what were you doing seven years ago today when the Blizzard of 2011 hit this area?
The 12 Days of Christmas – Quincy Version [Listen]
Back in 1997, I called local businesses trying to gather the items needed for the 12 Days of Christmas. What I recorded was quite humorous.
Q.F.D.’s Top Ten Tips to Prevent a House Fire
With winter staring us in the face it is time to remind you of some safety precautions you can take to make your wintertime a safe time.
A Camp Point Native Was a Part of The World Series Earthquake
I remember it vividly. Al Michaels and Tim McCarver were broadcasting Game Three of the 1989 World Series between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants when all of a sudden an earthquake happened.
The 1000 American ‘Flags of Honor’ is Moving to a New Location
If you haven't seen the Quincy Exchange Club's Field of Honor with 1000 American Flags the last three years, you will get another chance in November during Veteran's week at Madison Park at 24th and Maine in Quincy.
Latonya Brock Named New Chamber Executive Director
The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Latonya Brock as their new Executive Director. The Chamber chose Brock out of 25 candidates for the position.
Lugnuts Holding Car Show Sunday at The Illinois Veteran’s Home
The Tri-States Lugnuts will be hosting their 18th Annual Endless Summer Car Show on Sunday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Illinois Veteran’s Home.
What Face Would You Add to Mt. Rushmore?
It was August 14,1925 that the names of the four presidents were revealed for their future sculpturing at Mount Rushmore. It took 16 years to accomplish the work thanks to the work of Gutzon Borglum and his son James Borglum.
Long Live Bazooka Joe Gum
For six decades Bazooka Gum has been available for American's chewing pleasure. In all the years of my playing ball, I hardly ever went to a game without my supply for the night. It was and still is the best gum out there, plus you get the added bonus of reading the stories of Bazooka Joe and h…