Brett is a life-long resident of the St. Louis area, having grown up in a neighborhood in Bridgeton that now lies underneath the new Lambert Airport runway.
His family moved to Troy, Illinois when Brett was 14, and he graduated from Triad High School.
He attended SIU-Edwardsville, and shortly after receiving a Mass Communications degree in 1986, Brett began working at a series of ever-larger radio stations, bouncing around the St. Louis area and southern Illinois.
He has worked in St. Louis for several years, and prior to KMOX he was a reporter for the local Public Radio station, KWMU.
Brett married the former Kathy Crowe of Mascoutah, Illinois in May, 1990. Their only son, Devin Charles Blume, was born Feb. 6, 1998. The Blumes currently live near Edwardsville, Illinois.
The American Academy of Opthalmology warns that champagne corks are backed by 90 pounds of pressure per square-inch and can shoot out at 50 miles per hour.
A 26-year-old woman was asleep at her home in the 4200 block of Farlin Avenue when she awoke just before midnight to find an intruder inside her home.
Hazelwood police say they need help locating a woman reported missing since late Sunday night.
Two people were air-lifted to the hospital after a fire leveled their Jefferson County home this morning.
Berkeley mayor Theodore Hoskins is hoping to avert the kind of street violence that he saw in neighboring Ferguson just a few months ago.
If you’ve had it with all the commercialism surrounding the holidays, Dec. 23 – known as Festivus – is the day for you.
Part protest, part civics lesson this morning for more than 100 students from the Jennings School District.
St. Louis County police were called to a home in the 3800 block of Melba Place early Tuesday for a report of a disturbance made by a woman who said her two sons were arguing before she fled the home in fear.
Guns ‘N Hoses was set for the night before Thanksgiving, but was postponed over concerns of Ferguson-related violence.
The Missouri History Museum is working to preserve the art that sprung up on plywood meant to protect storefronts or cover damage from Ferguson unrest.