Monday marked the loss of a member of the Channel 6 family.

Lee Bayley was a star on radio, before making the jump to TV in 1965, when he joined KOTV as the host of "Dance Party."

He hosted "Dance Party" from 1965 to 1970.

He was one of the original "Big Seven" deejays on KAKC when he also started working at KOTV.

Bayley retired in west Texas about 10 years ago, but his daughter tells us he was still active, emceeing community events and serving as a volunteer firefighter.

His memorial service is Saturday.