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.
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…
Do You Have a Remedy for The Hiccups?
It had been months since I experienced them, but here they were...the Hiccups. I had them for several minutes and they finally went away. Everytime I get them, which isn't that often, I wonder if there is a remedy to get rid of them.
Air Force Thunderbirds at Scott AFB This Weekend
After an air show performance last weekend in Rockford, Illinois, The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will thrill thousands of people this upcoming weekend at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois.
Little Alan Madden to Be Remembered Tonight
It was the morning of January 11, 1981 and 5-year-old Alan Edward Madden awakened to what unfortunately would be the final day of his life. What happened to this little defenseless boy goes beyond description. At the age of 5, little Alan was beaten to death by his mother, Pamela Berg, and her …
Road Condition Hotlines & Websites for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa
With winter weather bearing down on us, travelers will be under the gun to navigate safely. With that in mind, here are the important numbers and sites you may want to check for road conditions in the Tri-State area.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony is Friday at the Illinois Veteran’s Home
It was the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month when World War One finally came to an end. It was called Armistice Day and still is by many although most people call it Veterans Day now. Friday in honor of Veterans Day, the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy will ho…
Who Has the Best Breakfast in Quincy? [Poll]
It is no secret that health officials have made it known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies will show that a good breakfast will lead to a healthier and more productive day for people. Studies also show that students who eat a good breakfast are more attentive and do bette…
Crime Stoppers is Only as Good as You Make it
A city or county only has so many police officers available at any given time, and as a result criminals have a better than average chance to beat the system. That's where you come in. The citizens need to keep an eye out and report what looks suspicious, even if it turns out not to be.