Sales Demo: B. Bailey Brown on KCBQ San Diego | 1969

Found among other reel golden goodies is this reel that our good friend Karl Philips provided. I’m sure demos are still sent as part of ‘selling’ a new client, but after listening to this 15 minute demo put together by overnight guy B. Bailey Brown, I’m quite amazed. Talk about different!

I’m not going to offer an opinion of this aircheck, just present what was created all those years ago. Included are a few acutal airchecks, a few great PAMS KCBQ jingles, a few phoners, and a ton of narration by the jock.

KCBQ - 1970's


  1. Kevin Barrett

    This rocks!! KCBQ of the late 60’s was smoking.
    The lineup included Mike Scott (PD) Lee Baby Simms,
    Jimmy Rabbitt & Bobby Wayne!

  2. Clark Novak

    Wow… haven’t heard or thought of this guy in years! What a flashback. Thanks for presenting this unusual bit of history!

  3. dave lewis

    It is a great aircheck,, B Bailey had a very unique radio style; as a kid in San Antonio would listen to him on KONO,,and thought he was a great jock. This aircheck highlights him at his etertaining best. Thanks for posting it!

  4. Craig Walker

    My favorite was Lee Baby Simms. I was trying to find something about him when I came accross this site. If I recall his thing was to take calls from young love lorn girls.

  5. susi brown hennessy

    My Brother was the most popular DJ in San Antonio, Texas when I was at an all girls’ high school. Trust me, many of my “friends” wanted to meet borther Bailey but he wasn’t much interested in his kid sister or her schoolmates (too young for him!). Things changed over the years. I miss him dearly.

    • Jan Ely Aronson

      Hey Susi Q,

      I was so saddened to hear about Bailey. I think about coming over to San Antonio & hanging around your house all the time-some of the best times of my life.


    • Scott Gatewood

      Wow. I was just talking about him today. Did a search and found this page.
      I went to school with him at Marshall.
      I take it from the next post after yours he passed? What happened?

  6. Wow! I met Bailey at The Checkers Club on Lankership Blvd. in North Hollywood CA, summer of 1970. I was playing steel guitar onstage with Dave and Lu Spencer… B. came up and said “greetings from another steel player.” Friends instantly.

    The guitarist in that band was Robert Hardy, also from San Antonio. He and Bailey often said that I needed to leave my native Hollywood and move to Texas. It took me until 1972 to get here, but I’ve been in Austin since then. BBB would come up to visit from time to time and we’d do lunch.

    I was saddened when I heard of his passing. I was with Johnny Bush in those days. Last time I was in Bill Green’s studio, Bailey’s old Blanton steel was sitting in the corner.

    Thanks to Jason Odd in Australia for sending me this link.
    Herb Steiner, Austin TX

  7. Don’t leave out China Smith. He was also there back in the day.

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