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.
Gov. Jay Nixon says children who ended up in Missouri after the recent immigrant surge have not been putting a strain on state resources.
The Circus Harmony troupe had to spend an extra week in Israel when U.S. flights were suspended due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
David Kirkman, 19, is preparing to launch the follow-up to his first film, “The Rising.”
Nixon says he KO’d the Republican-backed measure because it was seeking to nullify federal gun control laws.
It looks like a small fraction of St. Louis city residents will be deciding the issues on next week’s primary ballot.
Hoping to get out in front of the problem before it arrives, St. Louis County health officials are making changes to better fend off the threat of Chikungunya. For the first time, human cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in the U.S.
An early-morning attempt to rob a gas station in Jefferson County ended in a humiliating fail for a knife-wielding teen. When the 16-year-old entered the BP gas station on Old Sugar Creek Road about 1:40 a.m., he flashed a knife and demaded cash.
Work is underway on a new Illinois mine that won’t produce a single piece of usable ore.
Nobody’s seen nor heard from 52-year-old Lynn Messer since July 8, when her husband reported that he awoke early that morning with no sign of her.
A Hillsdale man died this morning after being stabbed in the neck, and a female acquaintance of his has been charged.