Ron Stevens

Ron Stevens

Many in St. Louis may remember Ron from the formative years of KSHE 95 in the 70's. Ron went  on to write for television in Los Angeles with his wife, Joy Grdnic. They also hosted several radio shows in Los Angeles and New York before returning to St. Louis in 1996 to raise their children and run their national radio syndication company, All Star Radio Networks. They also own The Fountain on Locust, which Joy created. Through the years, Ron has always considered St. Louis his home.

On Thursday, August 16 the Kirkwood City Council passed an ordinance severely restricting yard sales in Kirkwood.  Okay, I added the word “severely.”  Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell chose to use the word “gentle.”  That’s right. He called it a gentle ordinance.  According to the article I read in the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the fine for disobeying the gentle ordinance is “$5 to $1,000 and jail sentences of up to six months, or both.”  I suppose it’s possible that the jail in Kirkwood is gentle, but this peculiar law intrigued me enough to investigate the motivation behind it.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 14:10

“Coffee with the Mayor” Is a Bad Idea

Mayor Barry Blantz of Creve Coeur has announced “Coffee with the Mayor” on September 6.  The event will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 am in the main lobby of the Government Center, 300 N. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur.  During this time you can meet the mayor along with City Administrator Mark Perkins.  Bad idea.

To meet the demand of St. Louis Cardinals fans to spend as much money as possible on anything Cardinals, a local bookstore announced today that they will sell reservations to buy tickets to purchase a lottery ticket for a drawing to guarantee a place in line to their bookstore to buy Tony La Russa’s new book, “One Last Strike.”  The book, originally titled “One Last Dollar,” but changed to be less obvious, goes on sale Sept 25.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:21

Still Not in the Dictionary

Merriam-Webster added new words to their dictionary this week.  They do this once a year. Not so much because the dictionary really NEEDS new words; more because people don’t seem to use the ones already in there but, instead, make up their own.

Sunday, 12 August 2012 20:37

The "If You Live In... " Game

If you live in Missouri, you’re a Missourian.  If you live in St. Louis, you’re a St. Louisan.  But what are you if you live in U City?  A U Citian?  A Looper?  Let’s play the “If You Live In” game ....

If you live in ....

I have a room full of 70’s albums taking up space in my house. They’re from my years of jocking on KSHE. I’ll never play them. Heck, I’ll probably never play the CDs that replaced them, now that everything is on iTunes. But, like most people my age, I just can’t get myself to throw those old LPs away. Each one represents the soundtrack of my life, but even sitting dormant they’re still a visual “art” track of my life.

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:36

Most Dangerous City?

Is St. Louis really the most dangerous city in America? That depends on whom you ask. According to Neighborhood Scout (, where you can “get crime, school and real estate reports for any address,” we’re only #10 out of 100. East St. Louis is #1. However, and TIME Magazine put us at #1. Huffington Post used FBI Crime Statistics Analysis to conclude we’re #3 in danger.

But most of us who live here say, “huh?”

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