Baby's arrival in Hartford was part of a package
deal. He came with his friend, Woody Roberts,
after a nasty contract dispute in San Antonio.
They suddenly found themselves out of work
in August 1966 when they tried to cross the
street from KONO to KTSA. A Texas judge said
"no," so within weeks the pair were
the newest occupants of 1410 kilocycles in
duo occupied opposite ends of the clock. Woody
woke Hartford up every morning while Lee Baby
put 'em to bed at night.
Baby's act was unlike anything central Connecticut
had previously heard. On his very first program
he incurred the wrath of a teenage caller
for graphically describing how awful it was
to be kissing a girl when her pimple pops.
he was a deejay, he frequently interrupted
the pop hits for extended rants on all sorts
of inane topics. Some of his stories were
fascinating as he ad libbed off the top of
his head for minutes at a time.
he truly felt that way, or the P.R. department
simply dreamed up a clever hook, Simms criticized
Connecticut and its people every chance he
got. It made for good listening though it
made WPOP some enemies.