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 Missouri Department of Conservation spokesperson says blue-green algae blooms are a serious health threat.
Four St. Louis companies received the Flag of Freedom award Tuesday morning for efforts in hiring veterans.
The Stan Musial Veterans Bridge will hit another milestone on Friday when both the Illinois and Missouri sides of the bridge will be joined together in the middle.
Andrew Juelfs, founder of Discover Historic Waterloo, hosts events on the second Friday of each month in effort to create a tourism hotspot in Waterloo, Ill.
The woman who stole a credit card from a 94-year-old woman is now in custody, according to St. Peters police.
A new report, using numbers from 2009, ranks Missouri 8th in “highway performance and efficiency.”
The USDA is expected to issue permits for horse-slaughtering facilities in Gallatin, Mo., and in Iowa this week.
Small business owners only have half a year left before the Affordable Care Act mandates take effect.
St. Louis Green is a new app that acts as a guide to environmentally friendly businesses and services in the metro.
The Neighborhood Security Initiative is hosting open house sessions regarding an expansion of security cameras in the Central West End.