Bailey is one of the few radio presenters to have broadcast on almost every medium of radio: Campus, Retail, Festival, Commercial and Digital Radio.
Her radio career began at the tender age of 17 at Rau, where she obtained her BA Journalism degree, joined the campus radio station and then went on to broadcast at Edgars Music Radio.
Bailey started training in Commercial Radio in Johannesburg in 2004, where she worked her way through late-night shows until she joined the Afternoon Drive show with Alex Jay and 3 years later, Mark Pilgrim. Bailey spent 8 years on the Drive show before being approached by an online streaming radio station, where she headed up the Johannesburg office until she moved to Cape Town to host The Bailey Schneider Show.
In 2015 Bailey joined Smile 90.4FM as Maurice Carpede’s co-presenter on the Smile Drive, and now hosts her own show weekdays from 9am – 12pm.
Outside of radio, Bailey has a popular award-winning lifestyle blog (Vanilla Blonde), is an accomplished Master of Ceremonies and voice artist as well as a Mother to two adorable boys, George and Alexandro
OFF AIR WITH BAILEY SCHNEIDER
What’s a random award or recognition you feel you deserve? I feel like I should get a “Best Tea Maker” award. I think I make a great cup of tea because I make it with love. I also feel like I should get an award for how to discreetly express breastmilk, whilst being ON AIR, in an open, glassed studio. Haha! #workingmomlife
How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza? I know for so many it’s a black or white answer. I’m grey about this. It’s not my favourite and I am not going to be ordering it, but if it was served, I’d eat it.
What is your favourite TV show at the moment? I have a few that I love. Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelor, and Why Women Kill
If you weren’t in radio – what would you be doing? I’d love to be the person who comes up with names for lipstick and nail polish colours. That would be so fun and creative.
What music is currently on repeat in your car/house/phone? Besides Smile 90.4 FM – I am a genuine listener because I love the 80s, 90s and current… Right now its nursery rhymes and kids songs with my 2.5-year-old.