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  • Forrest G Plumstead
    Anybody who grew up around San Antonio in the 60s will recognize this person. I will miss him a lot. Brown 10/31/2003 Prominent radio personality, B. Bailey
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      Anybody who grew up around San Antonio in the 60s will recognize this
      person. I will miss him a lot.

      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.


      Forrest Plumstead
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~fplum
      Researching: Plumstead Risser Schroeder Senne Thayer
      Quaker Families:Heald Hobson Hollingsworth Mendenhall Ross

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