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 challenger to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary is reacting to accusations of “push polling” by the Dooley campaign. The Missouri Political News Service reported Saturday that it obtained a copy of a script for calls out to county residents that suggests candidate Steve Stenger defends sex trafficking.
Police in Jersey County, Ill., say a female passenger was killed Friday morning when the driver of a car suffered a medical problem.
Deputy director of claims for the American Legion’s national office Zachary Hearn says the Saint Louis crisis center helped about 175 veterans get medical appointments or file disability claims during the week.
The creator of American Top 40, Casey Kasem, died Sunday at the age of 82.
International police recently busted two large computer-hacking networks, finding more than a million infected computers around the globe.
St. Louis County Police say they took 22-year-old Johnny White IV into custody for Wednesday’s incident.
The sponsor of a gaming bill that would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks says he won’t call it for a vote before Saturday’s end of session.
Metro Transit’s governing board has decided to raise the fare for MetroLink train travel by $.25 per ride, making a one-way ticket cost $2.50 come July 1.
Pirrello says it’s about solidarity within the Republican Party, not because he thinks State Representative Rick Stream is a better candidate than he is.
The Food Network isn’t commenting, but it appears contestants in the fifth season of the “Great Food Truck Race” are in St. Louis to compete.