He was 84.
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 ongilbaileyradio.com.
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.