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.
Another Invasive Species!?!? Meet the Jumping Worm
Is it just me, or is the phrase, "Invasive species" showing up in the news more these days?
St. Louis Cardinals Fire Manager Mike Schildt
The St. Louis Cardinals have fired Manager Mike Schildt. In a press release from the Cardinals Thursday, the ball club announced they have agreed to part ways with Schildt.
From Luke, Paul and Me – Happy National Farmer’s Day
I don't know how I missed this. I just found out that October 12 was National Farmer's Day.
Hannibal’s Most Expensive Home? Garth Mansion Can Be Yours!
A Hannibal home whose history literally dates back to the time of Mark Twain (in fact, Sam Clemens visited there), can be yours.
Tin Dusters and Folk Life and Pickin’ … Oh My!
So many big, major destination events ... so little time. Three go-to events are taking place in the area this weekend, all returning after taking last year off due to COVID.
Two Hannibal Man Arrested on Firearms Charges
Two Hannibal men face firearms charges in connection with a shooting incident over the weekend.
If the Griswolds Decorated for Halloween, What Would It Look Like?
National Lampoon's Halloween Vacation? Hear me out. You know the story, You've probably seen the movie dozens of times.
Hannibal’s Mt. Olivet, Haunted? Nope. Historic? Absolutely
In recent days on these digital pages, we've shared a good bit of information about "ghost tours" or "haunted tours" of some area cemeteries. But, there's one Hannibal cemetery that will not be part of any sort of haunted tour.
Hannibal Babysitter Charged with Child Endangerment
A Hannibal woman is in the Marion County :Jail on child endangerment charges.
Tragic News-Two Beloved Branson Theaters Face Wrecking Ball
If you're a fan of all things Branson, Missouri like I am, you may have seen the sad news that came from the "Live Music Capital of the World" over the weekend.