For over 25 years at WGCA/Quincy, IL (88.5 The Mix) The BTMS (Big Time Morning Show) has continued to bring encouragement and hope to listeners in the Tri-State area. Well this Friday is the end of an era as Bruce Rice and Jim Taylor, will sign off for the final time after their regular 7-to-9 a.m. shift. They have been together since the station went on the air Sept. 21, 1987.
“We never dreamed it would go on for as long as it has,” Taylor told the Herald-Whig. “But we knew it was time for a change. Plus, I’m just tired of getting up at 3:30 in the morning.”
Taylor, who has also served as WGCA operations manager, will still contribute to the morning show with a daily vignette. “It’s the end of an era but the beginning of a new one,” said Rice, who with his wife, Maxine, have helped guide WGCA since its inception. Rice is the executive director and his wife the associate director.
The new morning team will consist of Greg Haubrich and Britanny Phillips as “The Morning Mix.” Haubrich, has been with WGCA for the past 10 years as radio operations manager at WGEM/Quincy (NewsTalk 1150), will take over Taylor’s duties at WGCA. Phillips is also involved with marketing and media relations at the station. Taylor will remain with WGCA in a part-time role.
There’s other changes at WGCA as Dusty Carlisle will be the new weekend afternoon on-air personality.