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 avid 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.
Beautiful Illinois State Park is Best in the Nation Experts Say
Can you smell it? Warmer weather and spring are on the way, and I don't know about you I am so ready for it.
300-Millon Year Old Rock in Illinois Named Most Breathtaking Site
You may not have heard of the "Garden of the Gods" but this 300-million-year-old sandstorm structure is the most breathtaking site in the world and it's a short drive from the Tri-States.
Illinois Town Claims to Have the Most UFO Sightings in the Nation
Do you believe we are not alone? For centuries, there have been documented UFO sightings in America, but there is one town in Illinois that claims they have some of the most in the nation.
Watch an Eagle in Canton, Missouri Sneak Off with Someone’s Fish
If you hang out in downtown Canton, Missouri this time of year, you have to almost try to NOT see an eagle. Oh, and you might want to keep an eye on fish you catch. One fisherman learned this the hard way as one of these majestic birds made off with an unwatched fish.
Things You Can & Can’t Do on a Percy Jackson St. Louis Arch Quest
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri is famous for many reasons. It is of course an iconic representation of the gateway to the west across the Mississippi River, but if you're a Percy Jackson and the Olympians fan, you know it's special because of its prominence in the books.
These Baby Names Have Been Ruled Illegal To Use in the U.S.
Picking a name for your newborn is both exciting and sometimes can be very hard. However, whatever you do there are some names that are banned in the US and you can't use them.
Yes! There is a Home Alone Pop Up Restaurant in Illinois to Visit
Foodies get ready to have one of your life's best holiday food experiences.
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.
If You Hit a Deer with Your Car in Illinois Can You Keep It?
It's that time when the deer are out in full force and I am sure you've seen a few on the side of the road, but can you keep those deer? Illinois is one of 15 states that says yes. You can legally keep a deer you hit with your car in Illinois along with other animals you accidentally hit and kill...
It’s Illegal to Have This Dog Breed as A Pet in Illinois
Pet ownership has gone up since the pandemic. There are a lot more animals in homes now than ever before, but in Illinois, there is one breed you CAN NOT have in your home.