One day in 1979
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."
This is a 1979 clip of a John
Rawlins WAVE-TV story on a radiothon to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation. You'll see Bobby Hatfield on the River City Mall in front
of the WAKY studios as well as in the WAKY Control Room during the last days
of the on-air use of the Gates rotary pot board.
Here's another WAVE-TV story
from 1979. This one is about the late '70s disco music phenomenon. Among those
interviewed are WAKY PD Mike McVay and former WAKY newsman (then with
Billboard magazine) Gerry Wood. You'll also see several shots of
Darrell Douglas in the WAKY Control Room with the then-new slide pot
Our first video clip from the
2006 WAKY-WKLO Reunion consists of comments about and by Johnny Randolph.
Along with JR, it features Mason Lee Dixon, Gary Burbank, Coyote Calhoun, Dude
Walker and Jason O'Brien.
2006 WAKY-WKLO Reunion video presentation is a tribute to John W. "Dude"
Walker. You'll see and hear Johnny Randolph, Mason Lee Dixon, Gary Burbank,
Coyote Calhoun and Jason O'Brien...plus Dude himself.
Here's the awards ceremony at the 2006 WAKY-WKLO Reunion.
This interview with former WAKY DJ and PD Bob Moody was conducted at the
2006 WAKY-WKLO Reunion.
Check out in-studio video of
John Quincy's third guest DJ appearance on 103-5 WAKY, on June 9, 2010.
Here are three breaks from
Johnny Randolph on 103-5 WAKY from June 9, 2010.
This is the August 16, 2011
edition of "Live From 725 South Floyd Street" from WAVE-TV in Louisville,
Kentucky. It features a tribute to legendary WKLO and WAKY morning man, Bill
"The Duke of Louisville" Bailey. Along with Bill Bailey, you'll see host
John Ramsey, current WAKY morning man/PD Les Cook, and former WAKY DJ Mason
Lee Dixon. Plus, you'll hear live phone-ins from classic WAKY air
personalities Johnny Randolph, Gary Burbank and Dude Walker.
Here's some in-studio video from John
Quincy's fourth guest DJ appearance on 103-5 WAKY, on December 16, 2011.
Watch 103-5 WAKY PM driver Johnny Randolph
do a couple of breaks. (December 16, 2011)
Terry Meiners and Reed Yadon
remember Louisville radio legend Bill Bailey on WHAS-TV's 11 p.m. newscast.
(January 14, 2012)