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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 console.

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.

This 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' 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)

Do you have any video or film of WAKY or its personalities? Please let us know!

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