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Bill Bailey WAKY Airchecks

Bill Bailey did two tours as WAKY's morning man: 1970-1981 and 1985-1986. On this page you can download Bill Bailey WAKY airchecks. All are in MP3 format and are arranged chronologically (when dates are available). 

Bill Bailey - 1971
12:07 - 4261 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey - July 1972
23:31 - 8269 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey Summer 1972
24:29 - 8609 KB
(includes News Director Bob Watson)
Bill Bailey - August 1972
24:29 - 9058 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey - March 1973
21:38 - 7233 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey - 1973
12:01 - 4230 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey Apologizes to Chris Shannon - 1973
3:14 - 1139 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey Gives His 1975 Resolutions - December 1974
3:16 - 1538 KB
(includes newsman Ike Smith)
Bill Bailey - May 30, 1975
29:07 - 10,242 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey - April 8, 1977
12:55 - 6055 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey on the morning of his daughter Jennifer's birth - November 1, 1977
2:27 - 1155 KB
(includes newsman Bill Graham)
Bill Bailey's - "Close Encounters" (1978)
22:24 - 7879 KB
(includes newsman Bill Graham)
Bill Bailey - "Tall People" (1978)
2:48 - 986 KB
(Presented here in the clear)
Bill Bailey 1978 Aircheck
20:34 - 8609 KB
(includes newsman Bob Moody)
Bill Bailey - July 3, 1979
49:58 - 23,422 KB
(includes newsman Bob Moody)
Bill Bailey - June 14, 1979
40:34 - 14,263 KB
(includes newsman Howard Modell)

Bill Bailey - March 27, 1980
29:38 - 10,418 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey - September 4, 1980
28:27 - 10,003 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey 1981 Aircheck
32:03 - 11,274 KB
(includes newsman Reed Yadon)
Bill Bailey 1985 Aircheck 1
8:58 - 3157 KB
(includes newsman Sam Stevens)
Bill Bailey 1985 Aircheck 2
18:33 - 6522 KB
(includes newsman Sam Stevens)
Bill Bailey - January 6, 1986
14:22 - 5053 KB
(includes newsman Sam Stevens)
The then-unemployed Bill Bailey guests on WHAS' Terry Meiners PM drive show.
This is a must-hear for any serious Bill Bailey fan!
Bill Bailey on WHAS
27:55 - 9818 KB
Despite an extended period of being off the air, this Fall '89 scoped recording shows Bailey in prime form on his first show on Lexington's WVLK, where he did afternoon drive for over four years.
Bill Bailey on WVLK
35:27 - 12.468 KB
Here are some montages of 2007 and 2008 "Daily Bailey" features as WAKY-FM
morning man Les Cook communicates telephonically with the Duke of Louisville.
Montage #1
25:16 - 8887 KB
Montage #2
23:30 - 8263 KB
Montage #3
24:26 - 8593 KB
Montage #4
24:00 - 8439 KB
Montage #5
26:30 - 9320 KB
Montage #6
27:29 - 9665 KB

Bill Bailey Live Broadcast Home Movie

One day in 1977, Bill Bailey and Reed Yadon originated the WAKY morning show from the home of contest winners J.K. and Doris Adams in Louisville. Luckily for us, this piece of broadcast history was captured on Super 8 film -- and was preserved until May, 2005 when it was converted into digital format. You see and hear the Duke and Reed have breakfast with the Adams and then do several breaks from the dining room table. If you're a Bill Bailey fan who's never had the honor of watching him in action, this is a "must see."

A great big Super 79 thank you to Swain Ottman of Shepherdsville, Kentucky who contributed the video to 79WAKY.com, as well as Bill and Linda Ottman of Louisville who paid for the format transfer. The cameraman and editor was Rusty Heaps.

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