Audacy Rock “98 Rock” 98.5 KRXQ Sacramento has announced the addition of Jason Bailey to host “The Bailey Show” in afternoons from 3-7pm alongside co-host NickyD and producer Josh Nelson.
Bailey most recently spent seven years in mornings at Cumulus Media’s “Rock 100.5” WNNX Atlanta until exiting in October 2021. He previously spent a year in mornings at Sports “92.9 The Game” WZGC Atlanta and most of his career in Florida under the name ‘Buckethead’ with stints at “98 Rock” WXTB Tampa, and Rock 101.1 WJRR and Hot Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS-FM in Orlando, the latter of which he hosted middays from 2008 to 2013.
NickyD was an intern and later producer and call screener for the “Bailey and Southside” morning show at WNNX. She also has been part of Bailey’s “The BS” podcast as well as hosting her own show on his network.
Nelson joins from mornings Alternative “89.7 The River” KIWR Omaha. He previously spent ten years in mornings at NRG Media Country “Froggy 98.1” KFGE Lincoln.
The Bailey Show replaces “That Damn Show” which was dropped in November 2022 when hosts Stroke Mastro and Mikey Muscatello were let go from the station.
Audacy has announced a new afternoon show on 98 Rock (KRXQ-FM) in Sacramento. “The Bailey Show” (The BS), starring Jason Bailey alongside co-host NickyD and executive producer Josh Nelson, will air weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT beginning March 13.
“‘The Bailey Show’ is full of real conversations, compelling guests and fun content, and we’re excited to introduce Jason, NickyD and Nelson to our 98 Rock audience,” said Stacey Kauffman, Regional President, Audacy Sacramento. “We trust this trio will quickly become a daily habit for listeners’ weekdays.”
“It doesn’t get any better than this opportunity,” said Bailey. “I’m so thankful that Audacy has put me and my team in such a great position to win. Great city, great management, great people…it’s just a great spot to be in and all so positive and forward thinking. I’d like to thank some awesome people that made this all possible…Stacey Kauffman, Aaron Roberts, Dave Richards, Vince Richards and of course my hand-picked team of NickyD and Josh Nelson.”
Bailey is a radio veteran having been in the business since 1995 covering numerous formats including top 40, rock, hot talk and sports. With successful shows in Orlando, Sirius XM, Tampa and Atlanta, Bailey launched a successful podcast version of “The Bailey Show.”
NickyD has been in radio since 2015. She got her start as an intern under Bailey at the rock station (WNNX) in Atlanta where she was later promoted to assistant producer. In February 2022, she started her own podcast on THE BS Network, “Not Your Typical Tea” before joining forces with “The Bailey Show Podcast.”
Nelson has more than 16 years on air in just about every format, from rock and alternative to most recently a ten-year stint in country.