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This profile was last updated on 3/11/14  and contains information from public web pages.
 
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Welcome to 79WAKY.com - WAKY DJs and Newspeople Page
www.79waky.com, 11 Mar 2014 [cached]
After Reed Yadon left I was promoted to News Director and was Bailey's 'news sidekick.'
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It was in a later interview that the idea of Bill Graham came up and I believe Reed was the one that brought it up.
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Reed Yadon , I discovered, was all business until he sorted thru the overnight wire service copy and got his first newscast together.
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In 1978 I replaced Bill Graham, who replaced Reed Yadon.
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Hey, how could one not learn from people like the Duke, Lee Gray, Gary King , Bob Moody, Mike Griffin and of course, Coyote Calhoun . Add to that, Bill Purdom, Reed Yadon, Chuck (Mr. Boogie) Jackson and Lee Masters .
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"Others who were recognized as leaders in broadcast news during their WAKY careers and afterward included: Tom Perryman , Jerry Wood, Tom Maxedon, Reed Yadon , George Jennings, Woody Stiles and Ron Statzer.
Welcome to 79WAKY.com - Bill Bailey Page
www.79waky.com, 5 May 2006 [cached]
Reed Yadon, 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.
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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.
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Yadon: "I think he's casing the joint, William."
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"I was scared there, Reed.
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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?
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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.
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You see and hear the Duke and Reed have breakfast with the Adams and then do several breaks from the dining room table.
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Bailey's not misinformed on the police case, insist the FOP's Denton and WAKY News Director Reed Yadon.
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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?
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- whereupon Yadon finds a graceful out.
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Reed Yadon Remembers Bill Bailey
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[Note: Reed Yadon was Bill Bailey's newsman during much of Bill's time at WAKY .]
Welcome to 79WAKY.com - WAKY Photos Page 13
www.79waky.com, 27 Nov 2007 [cached]
Reed Yadon (1973)
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Reed Yadon (January 27, 1973)
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Reed Yadon in the WAKY newsroom with an unknown admirer (December 1973)
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Reed Yadon gets ready to "put the Duke to work."(December 1973)
Unknown in WAKY Newsroom (December 1973)
WAKY newsmen Bill Graham and Reed Yadon
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