Louisville Legend Bill Bailey Dies
January 16, 2012 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Longtime LOUISVILLE radio legend BILL BAILEY died SATURDAY (1/14) in LOUISVILLE at 81. BAILEY (real name WILLIAM BOAHN) was best known as the morning host at Top 40 WAKY-A/LOUISVILLE in the 1960s and 1970's, and also working at WKLO-A-WCII-A, earning the title of "Duke of LOUISVILLE." BAILEY also worked in CHICAGO (at WLS-A) and BALTIMORE (briefly at WPOC) before retiring in 1994 after four years at WVLK-A/LEXINGTON, and suffered a stroke in 2003.
A service is scheduled for TUESDAY at PEARSON-RATTERMAN BROS. FUNERAL HOME in MIDDLETOWN, KY, with visitation from 11a-6p TUESDAY at the funeral home. Donations in lieu of flowers are being accepted by the KENTUCKY/OUTHERN INDIANA STROKE ASSOCIATION, 3425 Stony Springs Circle, Suite 102, LOUISVILLE, KY 40220.