Brad began putting his Mizzou journalism degree to good use by first landing a reporter’s job at WBYS-AM/FM in Canton, Illinois and later serving as talk show host and news director. He went on to spend nearly nine years as news director and morning show co-host at WJEQ-FM in Macomb, Illinois (Brad blames the St. Louis Rams’ downturn on the team abandoning Macomb as its summer training camp site).
Brad has won numerous awards during his career in broadcasting, including the Illinois Associated Press “Newsfinder of the Year” and “Best Feature” honors.
When he’s not chasing down leads and interviews, Brad enjoys shuttling his two children to school, practices, and meetings. He is a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge and cubmaster of his son’s Cub Scout pack.
Brad is married to his Granite City High School sweetheart, Stacey. The Choats love sports, music, and spending time with family.
The 100th U.S. Navy Growler aircraft, also known as the EA-18G, rolls off the assembly line today at Boeing in St. Louis.
St. Louis police officers and firefighters will participate in a real-life simulation to prepare for mass shootings in lieu of recent incidents.
State Representative Jay Hoffman is proposing a bill that would prevent a student with a violent offense, out of school until the legal process is completed.
Rev. Nancy Wilson says it’s inevitable that same-sex marriage will become legal in all 50 states.
The proposal would ask St. Louis residents if they want to keep the city from giving tax breaks to big energy companies and require the city to invest in an open land for renewability and sustainability initiatives.
In light of recent deadly explosions in New York and New Jersey, what kind of natural gas pipe leakage is going on here in St. Louis?
St. Clair County residents face a possible tax increase in efforts to renovation the county jail.
Irish politician Charlie Flanagan is visiting St. Louis for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Douglas Knowles used a forged check to buy a stove for his home.
43-year-old Omar Vazquez is charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident—a Class “D” felony.