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.
Fireworks and Dogs Do Not Go Well Together
Before you head out for a fireworks display please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. A fear of fireworks is commonplace for dogs.
Baseball’s Greatest Play Was Made 43 Years Ago Today
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of what is considered to be the greatest play ever made in Major League Baseball. The play never involved a ball, bat or glove.
No Charges Will Be Filed in Plainville Shooting Death
There will no charges filed in the April 1, 2019 shooting death of Lowell Oitker of rural Plainville, Illinois.
Quincy Police Investigating the First Homicide of 2019
The Quincy Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation from an incident that occurred Sunday morning in the 800 block of South 13th in Quincy.
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.