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John is part of the Mercury Broadcasting team, as the Host of FYI with John Baillie.  We welcome his expertise and insatiable curiosity about everything – from Civil War history to the latest modern thoughts and ideas.  John shares his curiosity with his listeners, as he walks them through different topics with his unique brand of discovery.  He’s curious about everything, therefore the FYI show was born!  Now, if you’re curious about John, here are a few facts about his very interesting background:

John grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and attended Merrimack College, majoring in Business Administration.  With the escalation of the Vietnam war, he enlisted in the Army and was an operating room technician.  After active duty, he received his degree in Business Administration, and married his loving wife, Ginny.  They had 3 children.  In 1973, they relocated to Southern California, where John was a Western Regional Sales Manager for over 35 years.

After their children graduated from college and left home, John started his radio sales career with Cumulus Broadcasting and 92.7 Jill FM.  He has had his own afternoon radio show on AM 1400 KKZZ, “Driving Home with John Baillie”, and was the host of four closed-circuit TV shows on the Leisure Village Television Network.  Last year, John and his wife, Ginny, celebrated their 50th year of marriage and continue to live happily ever after in Oxnard, California.

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