Samantha Barnes is a Director of Content for Townsquare Media Quincy/Hannibal and Morning Show Co-Host on 97.9 KICK FM. She has been in radio for over 20 years in the Quincy/Hannibal area and lives here with her husband and two daughters. Sam is an avoid Hallmark Channel fanatic, she loves everything Christmas and would have tree up all year if her husband let her. She is a Missouri Broadcaster Award Winner for Best in Documentary/Public Affairs and Air Talent for a Morning Drive. Samantha is originally from Brooklyn, New York but has called Quincy home for over 30 years and knows the local market very well.
Missouri is #1 for College – Illinois Has One of the Worst
Looks like Missouri and Illinois are at it again for who gets the best of the best. This time it's who has the best college in the nation and sorry Illinois looks like you are losing this time.
The Most Popular Ghost Stories in Illinois Will Give You Chills
Resurrection Mary the Vanishing Hitchhiker might be one of the most famous ghost stories in the Land of Lincoln.
Magnificent Victorian Home Illinois Has a Restored Horse Carousel
When you think you've seen it all when it comes to glamorous homes, think again. This $4.5 million Victorian home in Illinois comes with more than just bedrooms and bathrooms.
Missouri Ranks Top 10 in the Nation as Most Haunted State
A new ranking came out listing the top-ranked haunted states in America and to no surprise Missouri made the top ten list.
Are Dash Cam’s Legal to Use in Missouri? The Answer is Tricky
Over the weekend I noticed more and more cars have dash cams in their cars, and that got me thinking, are those even legal in Missouri? Well, the sort answer - kind of.
The Best American Attraction in Missouri is Free – Not the Zoo
See friends...learning can be fun and FREE.
You Can Thank Missouri for Drive-Thru Restaurants
In researching fun facts about Missouri and the more and more I went down the rabbit hole of the Google, I found that Missouri is home to the first known drive-thru in the Nation.
Enchanting Missouri Town Named the Best for Main Street Shopping
I love shopping locally and being able to support local business owners in their dreams. One downtown Main Street shopping area stands out above all others.
The Most Romantic City in Illinois is Just a Few Short Hours Away
Pack your bags, call the grandparents, and hit the road to the most romantic city in Illinois.
Missouri’s Most Scenic Drive Takes You On A Historical Road Trip
Road trips are the best. They are even better when they take you on a trip through the history of America.