Thirty three years ago today the excitement level for five “young” people was at a peak as WQCY radio was about to change the music format from soft-easy listening to Top-40 and become 99-Q Radio. Those five people were Dennis Oliver, Reggie Coleman, Dave Norman, Liz Lukowski and me (Jeff Dorsey).
I recently attended an Alzheimer's Association board meeting and presented an old idea for an annual fundraiser for the organization. That idea is an annual "Celebrity Roast" of an individual in the area. It was not my intention that that person be me, but somehow it turned out that way. So the first Celebrity Roast to End Alzheimer’s will take place at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, July
April 25 is a very special day for me and four other people. It was 29 years ago today that 99Q hit the airwaves of the Hannibal-Quincy area. On April 25, 1985 at 5:30 a.m., WQCY-FM changed its format, as well as my life. The format went from “Easy Listening” to “Top 40″ and with it a legacy began.