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.
Old Fountain Soda Shop Transformed into Charming Illinois Airbnb
You can put this on your "I have to see it to believe" list because yes this unique and charming candy shop Airbnb does exist.
You Can Thank Illinois Restaurant for Inventing This Famous Food
I think if you live in Chicago you are the only residents in Illinois that are thankful for this unique food invention.
How Heroic Missouri Firefighters Rescued an Injured Bald Eagle
It was a typical Monday morning for Missouri firefighters who were on their way to a call when they noticed something else was in distress. This is the story of how they ended up helping with two emergencies with the second being an injured bald eagle in a ditch.
St. Louis Zoo to Host Lantern Fest with Thousands of LED Lights
The St. Louis Zoo is hosting a new lantern festival this spring, which will be amazing.
Eavesdropping in Illinois Can Cost You a Massive Fine & Jail Time
Are you THAT person that listens to everyone in the office gossip? Well, you might want to not do that anymore especially if you are in Illinois.
Here’s The Best Pizza Restaurants in Illinois – According to AI
We can agree all day long where the best place to get pizza in Illinois is. Personally, there are some great options here in the Tri-States, but according to AI, these are the best places to go for a slice. AI Picks The Best Pizza Restaurant It's no surprise that most places are in Chicago, which I don't like, but there they are...
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.
Experts Claim Illinois is the Most Hated State in the Country
Listen, it's not easy living in Illinois, but many of us (12.7 Million to be exact) call Illinois home. However, a new survey is claiming that the state is the most hated in the entire country.
Illinois Has 2 Interstates That Are Considered Most Dangerous
The stats are in, and you need to be aware of new dangerous interstates in Illinois.
Illinois Mansion is the Most Viewed Home in Entire State for 2023
This massive, glamorous, and expensive home in Illinois is listed at half the original cost and named the most viewed home in the Land of Lincoln for 2023.