FIRST - Seagoing Disc Jockey, Carl "Mr. Big" Bailey - Avalon, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 33° 20.660 W 118° 19.570
11S E 376594 N 3690245
Quick Description: This monument in Wrigley Plaza along the waterfront in Avalon, on Catalina Island, honors Carl "Mr. Big" Bailey, called the World's First Seagoing Disc Jockey. The station KBIG 740 AM often broadcast from the S.S. Catalina as it cruised the harbor.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 2:12:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM6Y9B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
Views: 6

Long Description:

From the Wikipedia:

"At one time KBIG was one of the highest-rated Beautiful music stations in the country. KBIG began broadcasting in 1952 as an AM radio station originating from Catalina Island off the coast of California. The call letters were named in honor of the station's original disc jockey, Carl "Mr. Big" Bailey. They originally broadcast Big band and new music of the times."

From an article by By David Fiorella and Jim Hilliker:

"KBIG AM 740 broadcast from Avalon (Catalina Island). At one time, they broadcast from a ship called the S.S. Catalina. It would broadcast sailing into the Avalon Harbor. The chief host was a gentleman by the name of Carl "Mr. Big" Baily."

FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1952

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