79WAKY.com is pleased to
offer this special audio presentation: "Bill Bailey: A Louisville
assembled in February 2006, is a sequel of sorts to our 2003
"WAKY Remembered" release. It's our loving salute to the
Duke of Louisville, tracing his
radio career from Anchorage, Alaska to his final stop in
Lexington, Kentucky, plus audio from the
Reunion where Bill was presented an award from his former
co-workers. It runs over two-and-a-half hours.
Listen to the first ten
Along with Bill Bailey airchecks
from WKLO, WLS, WAKY and WVLK, this fully-produced and
narrated production features our 2005 phone interview with the
Duke himself plus recollections, stories and tributes from
over two-dozen broadcasters who worked with him (and against
him) at WKLO and WAKY. We even have an interview with the
former PD of WLS, John Rook, who hired Bailey to work there in
1969 -- plus comments from famous radio guys Dan Mason and
Here are some of the comments
we've received on "Bill Bailey: A Louisville Legend":
"Thanks so much for the
Bailey CDs. It is a heartwarming, entertaining and funny presentation
that for the first time really highlights the Duke. I am so pleased he
will be able to hear the results of your efforts. I can assure you he
has never heard anything like this. After all we never saved many
airchecks right?" - Johnny Randolph, former WAKY Program Director
"What a great job. I can't
imagine all the hours you put into this thing. But it is a
masterful job and tells a story that shouldn't be forgotten."
- Mike Griffin, former WAKY Production Director
"I don't have the words to
tell everyone what a wonderful job John Quincy did on the Bill
Bailey tribute CDs. If anyone is a fan of the Duke, they need
to buy this tribute, It is Bill at his finest on both CDs. All
the people involved in making this tribute should feel proud
to be on the CDs honoring the greatest DJ Louisville radio
ever had. Bill is a wonderful human being and richly deserves
a tribute like this. I am proud to be able to not only have
worked with Bill, but to be able to call him my friend. Thank
you John Quincy for making my day and bringing back such
glorious memories." - Dude Walker, former WAKY DJ
"I listened to the Bailey
Tribute CD while driving back from Texas this evening. You did
a fabulous job. Excellent production. Outstanding editing.
Great tribute. And, a very accurate portrait of a genius. I
must say that I choked up when I heard [my son] Kevin thank
Bill for mentioning him on WLS when Kevin was a student at
MMA. That was sincere. Congratulations." - Terrell Metheny,
former WKLO Program Director
"I just finished listening to 'Bill
Bailey: A Louisville Legend.' I loved the piece, as we all must who were a
part of those days, and I found it superior in all of its production values,
as well. I always wanted to do documentaries and I think you have mastered
the genre. Radio docs are few and far between here in the desert Louisville
radio has become and this one was a long cool drink of water after an
incredibly lengthy dry spell. I hope that you get the chance to profit from
this in some way and that it gets some airplay somewhere (hopefully here).
Thanks for taking the time and the patience to do this for us. It is an
excellent display of your heart and talent." - Mason Lee Dixon,
former WAKY DJ
Paying homage to the
Duke of Louisville on "Bill Bailey: A Louisville Legend" are:
Mason Lee Dixon
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Listen to the first five minutes here!
WAKY Remembered is a one-hour
tribute to WAKY that was produced by John Quincy in 2003 with the
assistance of former WAKY Program Director Johnny Randolph.
Previously available on compact disc, it
features great-quality recordings of many of WAKY's top personalities
during the early and mid 1970s (Bill Bailey, Gary Burbank, Coyote
Calhoun, Jason O'Brian and more) along with interview segments with
Johnny Randolph himself. It's absolutely
free when you order "Bill Bailey: A Louisville Legend".
All proceeds go for Website and archiving expenses. Thank you!
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