I am one of "Younger Generation" that thought that Bill Barry was the "Superman" of Radio. I got to know who he was in the 70s as a kid. I would read about him and WAMB going from 250 Watts to 50,000 Watts, and one of the first broadcasters in this country to put on a FM Translator to repeat an AM Station. A friend took me to WAMB to meet Bill in the mid 80s. In the early 90s, Mr. Barry helped me and my parents sign on 1560 WMRO in Gallatin. My Dad, William "Bill" Bailey passed away just over 6 years ago, now it's me and my wife Leslie that run WMRO. Leslie kept telling me I needed to go see Bill Barry, but I kept putting it off, and now he's gone. Mr. Barry, I thank you and your engineer that still helps me, Gary Brown, for all the things I have learned over the years, and all the radio stations that you built! My hope is that WAMB will live on just like it is, so when I listen to 1200 AM in my car, I think of the "Superman" of Nashville Radio, as I thought when I was a kid growing up in Sumner County. Thanks Bill for being "Kind to Kids" like me that wanted to be in radio. Also, thanks to you Mr. Barry, now I am near 50 years old, and me and my wife own a small town station that has been successful for 20 Years Now! You and Gary Brown made a dream I had come true! Being I am now disabled, I have my radio station to keep me busy, thanks to Bill Barry. We send our love to Mrs. Barry and your daughter, Susie James. We will be by Lebanon to see Susie as she keeps your memory alive!
Scott & Leslie Bailey
WMRO Radio, Magic 1560