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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Radio Personality
Broadcast Executive

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Birthplace

Born:
7/27/1947
Birth Location:
Moreland, California

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Radio Personality
Broadcast Executive

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Birthplace

Born:
7/27/1947
Birth Location:
Moreland
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Biography

Broadcast executive Lee Bailey has always been fascinated with radio. He was a regular visitor to radio stations in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while growing up. His first experiences with radio began while he was still in the Air Force.

Nicknamed "The Voice," Bailey began his broadcast career in 1970 as an on-air radio personality in Sacramento, California followed by a job at a radio station in Washington, D.C. Bailey achieved the most fame while working at Los Angeles's KUTE-FM. His talent also led to voice over jobs for radio and television commercials in Los Angeles. Bailey converted his garage into a studio in 1979 and formed Lee Bailey Productions, a voice over production company. Lee Bailey Productions specialized in radio commercial spots and corporate slide presentations. As the company expanded, Bailey and his wife, Diane Blackmon Bailey, created RadioScope: the Entertainment Magazine of the Air, a syndicated radio show, and Bailey Broadcasting Services (BBS), in 1983.

Today, RadioScope is aired in daily and weekend versions in over 100 U.S. markets and in over 70 countries. It maintains the largest following of any syndicated urban radio show. Lee Bailey Communications, Inc. also produces two other popular daily programs, Inside Gospel and the Hip-Hop Countdown & Report. In addition to radio programming, Lee Bailey Communications has a strong presence on the World Wide Web. BBS Interactive maintains the online publication the Electronic Urban Report, a website that shares urban entertainment news.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Lee Bailey interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Lee Bailey describes his grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Lee Bailey recalls family memories from his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Lee Bailey shares stories from his childhood in Georgia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Lee Bailey talks about his relationship with his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Lee Bailey describes his grandfather's work ethic
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Lee Bailey talks about how family members influenced him as a child
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Lee Bailey describes his childhood personality and interests
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Lee Bailey describes moving to Pittsburgh to live with his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Lee Bailey talks about changing his name to Lee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Lee Bailey talks about using his voice to his advantage as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Lee Bailey talks becoming interested in radio while in high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Lee Bailey describes his first experience in a radio station, at KPOP near Sacramento
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Lee Bailey describes his experience in the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Lee Bailey talks about his success at KPOP
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Lee Bailey describes his numerous jobs in radio during the 1970s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Lee Bailey describes his radio jobs in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Lee Bailey describes his differences with disc jockey Frankie Crocker
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Lee Bailey talks about losing his job at KUTE
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Lee Bailey talks about starting his independent radio show 'RadioScope'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Lee Bailey discusses the origins of urban radio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Lee Bailey describes acquiring sponsors for his program 'RadioScope'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Lee Bailey talks about the national success of 'RadioScope'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Lee Bailey talks about some infamous interviews on his 'RadioScope' program
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Lee Bailey discusses his interviewing strategies
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Lee Bailey discusses his other successful radio programs
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Lee Bailey discusses the success of his online magazine 'EUR Web'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Lee Bailey talks about his future plans for Internet entrepreneurship
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Lee Bailey discusses the demographics of his website, 'EUR Web'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Lee Bailey talks about the business aspects of his Internet publication 'EUR Web'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Lee Bailey anticipates his future business success
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Lee Bailey talks about staying in touch with current musical trends
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Lee Bailey talks about some of his favorite artists
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Lee Bailey reflects on his successful career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Lee Bailey discusses the current shortcomings of radio
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Lee Bailey explains how the Internet will effect the radio broadcasting industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Lee Bailey discusses the effects of consolidation in the radio broadcasting industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Lee Bailey imagines how his grandfather would feel about his success
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Lee Bailey talks about his legacy