Pink Floyd radio show goes off the air

Weekly Pink Floyd radio show "Floydian Slip" will end its 13-year run on Champ 101.3 with show 701 on June 7. The show appealed to area baby boomers who grew up listening to the British band's psychedelic and space rock music during the 1960s and 1970s.

Station management informed the show's host, Craig Bailey, of its decision on May 28, citing the station's evolving format and the show's lack of sponsorship as reasons.

"I never imagined this would last as long as it has, but I'm not quite ready to have it end," said Bailey. "I suppose I'd consider pitching it to another station or webcasting it on my own. I haven't decided.

"I appreciate the chance to do a good-bye show on Champ. It's not very often a D.J. is let go and then invited back behind the mic one last time."

Bailey started the show in 1989 on 106-VIC, a student-run station at Ithaca College, where he was a senior. After a year on the now-defunct WEXP 105.1 in Burlington, he brought the show to Champ in 1995.

Over the years, "Floydian Slip" has received attention in, and served as a source to, media as diverse as the Dallas Morning News, the Ottawa Citizen, Relix, and VH1.

In 2006, Bailey wrote the foreword to the book "Speak to Me: The Legacy of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon".

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