Samantha Barnes is a Director of Content for Townsquare Media Quincy/Hannibal and Morning Show Co-Host on 97.9 KICK FM. She has been in radio for over 20 years in the Quincy/Hannibal area and lives here with her husband and two daughters. Sam is an avoid Hallmark Channel fanatic, she loves everything Christmas and would have tree up all year if her husband let her. She is a Missouri Broadcaster Award Winner for Best in Documentary/Public Affairs and Air Talent for a Morning Drive. Samantha is originally from Brooklyn, New York but has called Quincy home for over 30 years and knows the local market very well.
The Weirdest Food in Missouri is Also the Most Iconic
I would say that when I read the description for this sandwich only found in Missouri my initial thought was...yup it's weird.
Missouri Has One of the Oldest General Stores in the Nation
I didn't even know this was a thing, but apparently it is. There are 30 general stores from the 1800s that are still in business and Missouri is home to one of them.
AHH! Home Alone NOT the Most Popular Christmas Movie in Illinois
We are in full Christmas movie-watching season in my house. So, when a list came out listing each state's favorite Christmas movie I was surprised that Home Alone was not #1 for Illinois.
Experience the Magic at this Illinois Reindeer Farm this Holiday
This is the one-holiday experience you don't want to miss out on.
Your Complete Guide of Christmas Light Displays in the Tri-States
From the Festival of Lights to Rand Park in Keokuk, there are several magical lights displays to visit in the Tri-States this holiday season
Santa’s Favorite Christmas Shop in Missouri is Also the Largest
If you're a Christmas fanatic like I am well then I found the largest most magical place on Earth to visit for the holidays, and it's not Disney.
Disagree: Travel Site Claims Missouri City Isn’t the Prettiest
Every state has it, the ugliest city that no one wants to visit. However, one website claiming this Missouri city is ugly has me really questioning their pick.
Yes! You Can Rent a Castle in Missouri and Live Like Royalty
If you have always wanted to stay in a castle, but didn't think you could. Well, there is an Airbnb in Missouri that will not only let you stay in a castle but live like royalty for a while too. Welcome to Twin Turret Farm & Castle located in Saint Mary, Missouri a "little" castle on the lake that provides fun, and animals, and gives you a feeling of what it's like to live like a kin
Hidden Illinois State Park Might Be the Best Kept Secret
Illinois is home to some of the best state parks in the nation, but there is one you may not know of that is a hidden gem in the state.
1,297 Miles of a Illinois Highway is Most Dangerous Road in State
Knowing that my kids will be driving in a few years scares me to death, and this new report that named the most dangerous road in every state makes me want to never have them drive ever.