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.
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.
The 170-foot tall former water tower and the surrounding property are for sale, with an asking price of $500,000.
This phase of the project will focus largely on landscaping and the installation of new lighting and infrastructure, as well as a reflecting pond.
The board suspended shop steward Chris Gelven without pay and placed a letter of reprimand in his file.
IDOT officials are pushing back plans to work on the Martin Luther King Bridge for an entire year.