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.
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.
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...
This 170 Year Old Illinois Hotel is the Oldest Operating Hotel
One of the oldest operating hotels in Illinois has seen presidents, celebrities, war, and financial trouble but is still in operation today and beautiful to stay at.
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.
These 15 Tiny Towns in Illinois Defiantly Have Small Town Charm
Illinois has some of the best cities in the world in my opinion, but if your looking for that small-town charm there are plenty of towns that provide that feeling.
Illinois Hotel Offers 12 Different Fun Fantasy Themed Suites
Have you ever wanted to go to Vegas but couldn't afford it? Have you ever wanted to see what it's like sleeping in a spaceship? Those are just some of the wacky and fun theme hotel rooms you can stay in at the Sunset Inn & Suites in Clinton, Illinois.
Magical Reindeer Ranch Gets You Close to Santa’s Biggest Helpers
If you're looking for experiences this holiday season and not sure what to get the kids, you might want to look into this one-of-a-kind reindeer ranch in Illinois.
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.
Watch As Adorable Girl From Illinois Tires To Capture The Grinch
There's nothing more special than watching kids light up with joy this time of year. Well, one little girl from Illinois was not going to let Mr. Grinch steal her fun.
16-Years Later See What A NASCAR Abandoned Track Looks Like Now
Nazareth Speedway was once a thriving and busy NASCAR track that held 45,000 NASCAR fans. Now, 16 years after the track closed it sits with only the history of what it once was.
Ridiculous Illinois Laws That You Won’t Believe Are Real Laws
These laws will make you think twice about throwing a snowball, feeding birds in a park, and kite flying.
The Vanishing Hitchhiker is Illinois’ Most Infamous Ghost Story
Be careful who you pick up on the side of the road. It could be Resurrection Mary the Vanishing Hitchhiker.