Caribbean American Radio Host Gil Bailey Dies in N.Y.

Veteran Caribbean American radio personality Gil Bailey died last month from complications caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Jamaican-born Bailey, who was based in New York where he was called the “President of Caribbean Reggae Music”, forged a broadcasting career which spanned half century.

Bailey, who worked up to late March, offered a show which included talk, gospel, reggae and Caribbean oldies music. Along with his wife Pat, who co-produced his show, he launched his first show around 1970. It became popular and was picked up by several radio stations and later

Bailey was also known for mentoring up-and-coming radio personalities.

Pat Bailey, who died in 2016 at age 77, also offered “Let’s Hear It”, a call-in talk show.