He worked in radio in Palm Springs and Reno and was briefly at KRKD.
He joined KXLA in 1949, then worked at KGFJ, KFWB and KPOP in the 1950s.
Good jocks are those that do good, unexpected things.”In 1973, KRLA went MOR, and Lee was teamed with Johnny Hayes in morning drive.
Waits' character, Zack, was a New Orleans disc jockey known as Lee “Baby” Simms. The trial pits Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams against the children of the late Motown legend.The local management and others at KIIS should have been at the luncheon – at least that is what I believe.There was a time in Los Angeles when radio people bonded and became friends and were supportive of one another."One of my best friends died yesterday (January 27).This is all speculation so far, but it appears as if Lee Baby Simms got up yesterday morning, walked out onto his back porch where he grew tomatoes, and shot himself in the stomach, according to his daughter Kim Simms. Born Gilmore La Mar Simms in 1944, in Charleston, South Carolina, Lee dropped out of high school at 16, thinking he could learn more about life by experiencing life. George taught me how to get people to listen to me; he taught me how to relate to them, and he taught me entertainment in radio,” said Lee.