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.
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.
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Officers say 26-year-old Aaron Clark lost control of his SUV on Hall Street near Adelaide while attempting to pass a car.
Several leaders are fighting to have the facility included in Illinois’ plan for slot machines at horse racing tracks.
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.
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