From 1963, until selling my company in 1999, we promoted over 1400 entertainment events all over the country, and in the '80s and '90s designed and operated several restaurants in the Evansville area .
"Far and away, my best business project was the purchase in 1987 of WGBF AM and FM. He replaced Daryl Douglas on the midday shift in late 1979 and later moved to the Production Director's slot for WVEZ when it moved into the WAKY building.
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.
Bill left WAKY for country-formatted WCII (the former WKLO) but returned to WAKY for another stint in 19.
After leaving WAKY the second time, Bill did some airwork for Louisville's WTMT.
Bill had his moments; I recall one time when Laurie was arguing with a female caller and Bill was muttering something about 'ovarian lunacy' in the background.
What looked like great creative conflict on paper -- male/female, young/old, liberal/conservative -- didn't work out so well on the air.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.He is survived by a son, Erick Boahn; his daughters, Shelly Schultz (Steven) of Boca Raton, Faith Chapman (Shane) and Jennifer Boahn of Louisville; nine grandchildren, to include, Ariana Arroyo, Kayla, Kendall and Grant Chapman; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Charles (Joyce) Boahn of North Carolina. "Then when I was 15, there was an opening for the 6-8 PM request line. I was able to get my FCC 3rd class RTO license because so many people at WAKY tutored me before I took the test."Today, I am a pastor at the Faith United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky.I have worked as chaplain in mental hospitals (working at WAKY was great preparation for that task), jails, prisons, and hospital emergency rooms.We're updating this page as information comes in..check back every few days to see how we're progressing."I really enjoyed revisiting lots of memories on your WAKY web site.