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



Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.


Kevin Barrett
October 10, 2006 at 9:55 pm

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

Clark Novak
October 10, 2007 at 1:48 pm

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

dave lewis
January 6, 2009 at 12:47 pm

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!

Craig Walker
October 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm

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.

susi brown hennessy
February 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm

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
    July 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    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
    November 22, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    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?

January 10, 2011 at 12:49 am

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

January 13, 2011 at 1:05 am

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

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