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B. Bailey BROWN Prominent radio personality d.10-24-03 San Antonio,Bexar Co., TX
Posted by: Lorri French (ID *****3427) Date: October 31, 2003 at 09:15:37
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surnames:BROWN, HENNESSY, KIMMEL
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I have is no known connection to this line of BROWN but hope it is of some help to some one else's .****

Brown 10/31/2003

Prominent radio personality, B. Bailey Brown, died suddenly at his San Antonio home October 24, 2003. He was 57. As a boy in the 1950s, Brown regularly listened to the wise-cracking disc jockeys on the radio and soon developed a love for broadcasting. Brown began his career at the age of 14 at KBER in San Antonio in 1961, where he worked for no pay in exchange for being taught the broadcasting trade. By the time he was 15, KBER had given him his own show. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1964. He went to work for KONO radio that same year where a popular part of his broadcasts allowed callers to phone in and feed people to the 'Yum Yum Tree.' Brown moved to the West Coast in 1970 where he did broadcasts for KDAY in Los Angeles and KCBQ in San Diego. But Brown missed Texas and in 1973 returned for a brief stint at KONO before moving to country station KKYX. Brown worked at KKYX both in broadcasting and in sales until 1988. In 1988, he decided to try his hand at advertising and left KKYX for Sinclair & Associates, a local advertising agency. Later, he and a partner started their own advertising agency, but it didn't pan out. He moved to Martin Marketing in 1996 where he worked for five years. However, his first love was radio, and in 2001 he returned to broadcasting at KONO where he also served as the station's webmaster until his death. Brown was also an accomplished steel guitar player and for years he played at local nights spots with a country band called Country Clover. He is survived by a brother, Paul Brown and wife Barbara of Sugar Land, TX; sister, Susan Hennessy and husband Pat of Annapolis, Maryland; niece, Elizabeth Kimmel and husband Rob of Kempner, Texas; and nephews, Jeremy Brown of San Antonio, Texas, Timothy Brown of Sugar Land, Texas, Ryan Suter of Rockville, Maryland and Jeffery Hennessy of Annapolis, Maryland. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 31, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Porter Loring Mortuary North. SERVICE SATURDAY 3:00 P.M. PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Brown's name to the American Heart Association, San Antonio Division, P.O. Box 29306, 8415 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229. The family invites you to leave a message or memory at www.porterloring.com by selecting Visitation and Services. Select 'Sign Guestbook' at the bottom of the individual Memorial. Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North.



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