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 respiratory illness plaguing the Midwest brought nearly 450 kids in for treatment recently at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Redditt Hudson says he was disillusioned with the criminal justice process and the way race impacts it.
One of Granite City’s landmark buildings is ready for its public re-introduction.
A state senator from the Metro-East thinks more can be done to keep the mentally ill from committing violent crimes with guns and other weapons.
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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.