On this page we'll list all of the WAKY DJs and news people we know about, plus their current whereabouts.If you can help us flesh out this list or have corrections, please e-mail us.
During his time in Alaska in the Air Force he took up portrait painting and was very talented at outdoor scenery.He was a loving father and grandfather, with a larger than life personality and a one of a kind sense of humor that he kept until the end. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Kentucky/Southern Indiana Stroke Association, 3425 Stony Springs Circle, Suite #102, Louisville, KY 40220. When I was in junior high, I called into Tim Tyler and Jack Daniels a lot.At a very young age Bill developed a love for drawing and painting.You could put anything in front of him and he could draw it or paint it."We were in the old studios in the Kentucky Home Life Building on 5th and Jefferson.
"I became a Christian while in college and then called to full-time Christian work when in the army.
A few of my colleagues at WAKY were Jack Sanders, Jim Light(foot), Chuck Dunaway and Phil Page."Following WAKY, I went to KQV in Pittsburgh for 4 years.
At that point I returned to my hometown (Evansville, IN) to open my business, Aiken Management.
Bill spent his last years in a Louisville-area nursing home recovering from a 2003 stroke.
Up until the end, his mind was still sharp and the old Bill Bailey wit remained. [Real Name: William Clyde Boahn]Boahn, William Clyde, "Bill Bailey" "The Duke of Louisville", a prominent Louisville radio personality, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital at the age of 81.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Jessie Faye Skiles. I got to know 'Rudy Ratfink' who was the all night program. "I spent most Saturday mornings at the studio and helped to set up when Tim Tyler had a remote at Stewart's department store on Saturdays. I left to take a job as an announcer at WSTL in Eminence.