10 Questions with ... Bailey
February 2, 2016
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Started out at a college station just north of Boston, then begin an internship at WFNX and from there -- I was hooked! I bounced around to various stations in Boston, Hartford, Providence, Springfield, IL, St. Louis, and now I have been in Denver for 13 years and LOVE IT!
1. What do you love most about working at KTCL?
My work family is amazing. The KTCL and KBPI staff is second to none!
2. What makes your midday show unique?
My midday show on Channel 933 is music intensive, though I do touch on timely events, celebrity news with the Bailey Shot entertainment report. I love to give things away with the Tweet @ 2; it's like playing Santa every day!
At noon Nick Cage hijacks the station to serve up the Throwback Lunch for about 35-40 minutes. He's our throwback guru.
3. What is your show prep routine each day?
It's nothing too complicated. I guess I wake up...check out the headlines and go from there. Look up music/artist social media pages. Try to find interesting topical stuff to discuss during the show.
4. Tell us about the benchmarks of your show?
The Bailey Shot covers entertainment news, Tweet @ 2- contest utilizing twitter. And sometimes texts, and the Throwback Lunch at noon!
5. How do you use social media to interact with your listeners?
I use social media to connect with listeners. I post things I find interesting or funny... share personal experiences and photos/videos from time to time. I like when listeners reach out with opinions, requests...or just want to share something with me. (sometimes the things they share are bizarre and crazy...and a little too personal, but I love that!)
6. What is it like working for Nerf?
LOL! Nerf is amazing. He gets it. His passion for both radio and music breathe life into this station and has allowed us to create amazing events, concerts and broadcasts. Nerf is open to ideas, collaboration and thinking out of the box. We can have fun and be productive at the same time. Nerf is the leader, but always acknowledges and credits the staff of people around him. We are a team of people that work well together...and it's been a recipe for success!
7. How would you describe yourself as a music director?
I love being a music director working with labels and program directors on concerts and events. Listening to and discovering new music is part of the job and something I enjoy. I like seeing how the audience responds to the music through our surveys and research and am sometimes surprised as to what works and what doesn't. Sometimes you think something's going to be a smash...but the listeners say otherwise, or vice versa. I think I am a fair music director in that I don't schedule based on what I like, but what the audience is looking for and expecting from the station. KBPI is much different than KTCL. Opposite sides of the spectrum and I have fun with that!
8. Tell us about your experience going 'Over The Edge' For Cancer League Of Colorado.
I have a huge spot in my heart for the Cancer League of Colorado and the work they are doing to find cures and treatments. Over the last 7 years I have assisted their fund raising efforts by going Over-the-Edge and rappelling down a skyscraper. For someone who is afraid of heights, it's a challenge, but one worth taking for a great cause. Unlike many charity organizations, The Cancer League is 100% volunteer...no one is on salary so all of the donations are able to go towards research costs. I'll be going Over-the-Edge again in September 2016!
9. Take us through a typical workday.
Hmmm, a typical day...that would include checking and responding to email when I wake up...shower, breakfast...head into the station to start my show. I play music, talk and email with listeners throughout the day. There's production, music scheduling, phone calls, research, social media, voice tracking for other markets and customized liners....music meetings, station meetings, sales calls and meetings...somewhere in there I try to remember to eat. There is a lot going on. It's a busy day!
10. What are you most passionate about?
That's a tough one... perhaps finding the perfect edible. Hey, just because I live in Colorado doesn't mean I'm talking about that! Can you tell...I like food.
Several years ago you tipped me to your world famous red hot almonds, which are super delicious and easy to make. Can you share this recipe and another Bailey specialty?
Mmm, yummy almonds with a slight kick! I need to make these again, it's been awhile.
- Organic RAW almonds (half a pound -1 lb.)
- Franks Red Hot Sauce
Put almonds in a bowl and coat with Franks Red Hot Sauce.
Once almonds are coated spread them out on a baking sheet and in the oven at 350 degrees.
Bake for about 45-60 minutes (depending on your oven)
Flip almonds half way through cooking.
Almonds are done when they begin to darken and crisp.
Take out of oven and let cool. Enjoy! J
I'm working on a cookbook, so more recipes to come soon! Stay tuned...
What are your favorite things to do during your spare time on the weekends?
In my spare time I like cooking, traveling, and lately...working on home improvement projects. I have been so busy the past few months that right now, I really enjoy quiet weekends relaxing a home with friends and family.