, the bright-eyed, baby-faced newscaster who shares Bailey's hours and serves as his
straight man, pipes up on the intercom from the newsroom: "That's the one you're supposed to play for that girl out at the Luau Room.
Bailey and Yadon
tell their audience a story about the Duke getting a little deep into his cups at a Christmas party once, and the Duke's wife hitting him in the back of the head.
: "I think he's casing the joint, William."
"I was scared there, Reed
Your attention please. 'Wishing a beautiful day to one of the finest people I've ever been lucky enough to know…Bill and Reed
, keep on truckin'.' Hey, man, that's real nice.
We appreciate that…
"Can you imagine, Reed
, that one of our listeners would believe that the Duke of Louisville
would engage in a hazard?
One day in 1977 Bill Bailey
and Reed Yadon
originated the WAKY morning show from the home of contest winners J.K. and Doris Adams in Louisville.
You see and hear the Duke and Reed
have breakfast with the Adams and then do several breaks from the dining room table.
Bailey's not misinformed on the police case, insist the FOP's Denton and WAKY News Director Reed Yadon.
Because of Bailey's outspokenness on the issue, Yadon
takes pains to maintain his
own credibility as a newsman.
Occasionally, Bailey ends a tirade about bussing or taxes or the police with, "Well, Reed
, what do you think?
- whereupon Yadon
finds a graceful out.
Reed Yadon Remembers Bill Bailey
[Note: Reed Yadon
was Bill Bailey's
newsman during much of Bill's time at WAKY