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.
Missouri Town Turns Into Pumpkin Paradise
With the coming of October, our thoughts turn to all things - pumpkin. From growing the biggest ones, to carving the most creative ones to who makes the best pie, we love our pumpkins.
LOOK: Here are the Best Drives for Missouri Fall Colors
The best time to see the fall colors is just about here.
An Update from the Pike County IL Trail of Tenderloins
If you've wondered about how our travels along the Pike County, Illinois Trail of Tenderloins is going, here is an update.
Remembering Hall of Fame Coach, Pike County MO Native
What would have been the 90th birthday of a northeast Missouri native and one of the best coaches in NBA history is coming up this week.
Hannibal Ghosts, Barry Apples and Louisiana Country Color
Even though COVID continues to be a concern for many, there are a number of things going on around northeast Missouri and western Illinois this weekend.
Did You Know These Famous People Were Born in Iowa?
I begin this with the full understanding that you may have never spent much if any time concerned with the subject of whether those who achieved success in their chosen field might have been born in Iowa.
What? I Can Stay in a Treehouse … in Nauvoo?
Ever have a wild idea that winds up getting completely out of hand? Such was the case with Bob Hopp, the owner of Ten Acre Treehouses, located about halfway between Hamilton and Nauvoo.
Maid Rite Quincy vs. MT Dinette Hannibal – The Debate Rages
OK, folks - it's time to get serious. In this day and age, there is no shortage of subjects for "spirited debate," whether it's on social media, in the beauty shop, at the liar's table at the local diner or around the dinner table.
Hannibal Homecoming Week ‘Out of This World’
A week of the usual School Spirit activities, capped off with football and a salute to our military are among the highlights of Homecoming Week for the Hannibal Pirates.
Take a Look at These Hannibal BNB’s You Need to Stay At
Got the itch to getaway to America's Hometown? Whether you or somebody you know is headed to Hannibal for one of our special festivals, or if you're just interested in a change of scenery for a weekend or a week.