GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. — WGVU Radio has confirmed that West Michigan Radio Personality Bill Baily died Wednesday morning at the age of 66.
According to co-workers and friends, Baily died from a heart attack at the WGVU golf outing at the Meadows.
Baily was in the radio business for more than 30 years, heard on WLS-AM in Chicago, WDRQ-FM in Detroit, WXTR-FM in Washington DC and many others. Most recently he was at WGVU Real Oldies 1480/850 AM as the morning drive host from 6 – 9 a.m.
Before joining WGVU Real Oldies, he served as Program Director and Afternoon host for WLHT-FM and as Program Director at WTRV-FM in Grand Rapids.
WGVU General Manager Michael Walenta Wrote the following on the WGVU Real Oldies Facebook page:
“With sadness we let you know that WGVU Real Oldies and West Michigan has lost a friend and colleague. WGVU Real Oldies Program Manager Bill Bailey passed away unexpectedly today. “Bill has been an integral part of building WGVU Real Oldies. We will miss his smile, his style, and the contribution he has made to our station and our lives. His passion for music, golf, and the community are an inspiration. Please keep Bill’s family in your thoughts,” Michael Walenta, WGVU General Manager.”