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Recording Date: 1982 (Exact Date Unknown)
Station: 99.9 WNFY (WNFY/WNFI/WFKS/WGNE-FM) Middleburg (Serving Jacksonville and Daytona) FL (Wikipedia) (Current Website) (Tribute Page)
Format: Top 40
Branded: “The All-New Y100
Featured Air Personality: Bill Bailey
Contributor: Sandy Bailey
Total Time: 6:36 (Telescoped)
Aircheck #1,586



…I happen to be an accomplished ventriliquist…

Curator’s Notes:

Special thanks to Mark Kattoura for the corrected information.

This monaural recording came in on reel, as most of the Bill Bailey airchecks we received from Sandy Bailey did.  Here, Bailey sounds GREAT doing mornings.  This is a ‘straight’ morning show, with a few sound effects, a few features and mostly music.  No obnoxious morning show team.  I love “All Gone Plant”! Can you relate?… shortly after this starts.

Production wise, this required a bit of snip and cut and merge, but only enough (a few seconds worth each) to remove that annoying ‘wwoooop!’ when a reel to reel machine shuts off and on when the board mic button is pressed.  NO noise reduction was needed in this.  This is in mono, because we don’t have a stereo deck here, just an old Panasonic “Sound Monitor System” reel to reel machine straight out of the early 1960s.   Hey, we use whatever we can find!

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

6 thoughts on “Bill Bailey, 99.9 WNFY “Y100” Middleburg FL | 1982”
  1. King Of Podcasts – I am a terrestrial and digital new media content creator with over 20 years of experience, as well as a highly skilled digital marketing executive who brings a an impeccable reputation, incomparable work ethic and an impressive index of over 20, 000 hours of on-demand digital content. I currently manage day-today operations for International Web Marketers (home to WMR.FM the world's largest internet marketing and business-to-business podcast network) and, the worlds largest cannabis and psychedelics podcast network. I have worked for major broadcasting entities including iHeart Media and Entertainment, the Hearst Corporation and Cox Newspapers. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Florida Atlantic University in 1998.
    King Of Podcasts says:

    Year should be 1982 given the song set.

  2. Thank you for posting these older Airchecks of south Fla stations.
    Matter of fact we could probably dump a heap of Airchecksfrom south Fla stations into your lap, but the only people whom would remember them or appreciate their impact would be South Floridians that grew up listening to them
    Respectfully speaking

    1. Well, Ron, I know a ton of people who would remember and enjoy them if you’re willing to share. Don’t forget, South Florida is home to a lot of northerners in the Winter!

  3. Yes. I commented earlier on that Aircheck, but my post was not approved. 1982-1983, partly because i myself grew up in south Fla.

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