ABOUT US

GIL BAILEY WAS BORN IN KINGSTON JAMAICA. AT A VERY EARLY AGE HE MIGRATED TO
LONDON ENGLAND. HE WAS AN M C AT THE THEN WORLD FAMOUS CUE CLUB AND HAD
OPENED SHOWS FOR SUCH FAMOUS ENTERTAINERS AS STEVIE WONDER, BEN E. KING
AND JJ JCKSON.
HE STILL FELT THE NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE FIELD OF ENTERTAINMEMNT
SUBSEQUENTLY APPROXIMATELY FORTY-ONE YEARS AGO GIL BAILEY MIGRATED FROM
LONDON ENGLAND TO NEW YORK.
HE AND HIS WIFE PATRICIA BAILEY BEGAN TO PRODUCE AND HOST THE CARIBBEAN
AFFAIR RADIO PROGRAM ON W.H.B.I. RADIO STATION IN MANHATTEN NEW YORK.
ALTHOUGH THERE WAS SEVERAL OTHER SHOWS PLAYING CARIBBEAN MUSIC, GIL AND
PAT SAW THE NEED FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF PROGRAM AND DEVELOPED A FORMAT,
WHICH WAS QUITE UNIQUE AND QUICKLY GAINED A LARGE AUDIENCE. THEY
CONTINUED TO BE INNOVATIVE IN THE PRESENTAION OF THEIR RADIO PROGRAMME
AND IN A FEW YEARS IT HAD GAINED THE LARGEST AUDIENCE OF ANY CARIBBEAN
RADIO PROGRAMME OUTSIDE THE CARIBBEAN.
GIL BAILEY HAD BECOME THE MOST POPULAR CARIBBEAN DJ ON RADIO AND WAS
HAILED AS THE “PRESIDENT OF REGGAGE MUSIC ” AND “THE GODFATHER”.
NOT SATISFIED TO REST ON THEIR LAURELS GIL AND PAT CONTINUED TO SEARCH FOR
WAYS TO MAKE THEIR PROGRAM MORE APPEALING AND ALSO TO CATER TO A WIDER
AUDIENCE OF WEST INDIANS LIVING IN THE NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND CONNECTICUT
TRI-STATE AREA.
THEIR NINE (9) HOUR PROGRAM WHICH WAS HEARD EVERY SATURDAY FROM 6AM-3PM
WAS COMPRISED OF FOUR (4) SEGMENTS ….CARIBBEAN GOSPEL, CARIBBEAN OLDIES, A
PROVACATIVE CALL IN TALK SHOW …. PAT BAILEY’S “ LET’S HEAR IT”AND GIL BAILEY’S
POPULAR REGGAE MIX .
THE GOSPEL SEGMANT OF THE PROGARM , MUCH TO THE SATISFACTION OF GIL & PAT
HAD BECOME THE MORE POPULAR SEGMENT OF THE PROGRAM. IT HAD BECOME AN
INTEGRAL PART OF THE LIVES OF MANY MEMBERS OF THE RADIO AUDIENCE, INPIRED BY
THE MINISTRY THROUGH GOSPEL MUSIC. THE AUDIENCE LOOKED FORWARD TO THE
PRAYERS OF COMFORT WHICH WAS PRESENTED DURING THIS SEGMENT OF THE
PROGRAM.
IT IS THEREFORE NOT SURPRISING THAT FOR MANY, SATURDAYS B WASV NOT
COMPLETE UNLESS THEY HAVE TUNED IN TO THE GIL & PAT BAILEY SHOW, WPAT 930AM.
THE LISTENERS ARE LOYAL AND HAVE STAYED WITH THE SHOW FROM THE EARLY
W.H.B.I. TO THEIR DAYS AT WNWK TO THE PRESENT WPAT 2016.
THE FIRST CARIBBEAN GOSPEL MUSIC AWARD WAS PRODUCED BY GIL & PAT BAILEY TO
SHOW APPRECIATION FOR THE GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST WHO PROVIDES INSPIRATION
THROUGH THEIR MUSIC TO THE AUDIENCE.
THIS HAS BECOME A HISTORIC EVENT AND CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR
HAVING THE VISION TO CREATE A VEHICLE THROUGH WHICH CARIBBEAN GOSPEL
MUSIC RECORDING ARTISTS CAN BE HONORED.
SADLY PAT BAILEY SUFFERED A MASSIVE STOKE IN DECEMBER 2016.THE GIL BAILEY
SHOW WAS SUSPENDED SO THAT MR BAILEY COULD BE BY HIS WIFE OF FORTY NINE (49)
YEARS.
GIL IS BACK ON WEE RADIO WNSR 620 SATURDAYS 7AM-9AM. STAY TUNED.