Conservative talk show host Ralph Bailey calls it quits

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Ralph Bailey, a host for nearly a decade on conservative Bakersfield talk radio station KNZR, has resigned.

KNZR hasn't released a reason for the resignation. Fellow KNZR radio host Jaz McKay confirmed Bailey's resignation on air, according to The Bakersfield Californian.

Bailey's only public comment Thursday was a Facebook posting:

"It was with a heavy heart that I tendered my resignation to Buckley Radio today. However, future opportunities and challenges make it virtually impossible not to seek out new adventures. I would like to thank Steve Darnell, Kathy Baker and posthumously Rick Buckley. To my colleagues, I hope I was a team player who made the station and the client top priority and someone who grasped the concept of ...pulling on one side of the rope. To my sponsors, I hope I played a small role in your success and thank you for your support! And to my listeners, (and you know I'm blubbering like a baby, by now) you gave me a voice in this community! I pray you will travel with me wherever I go!!! Thank you all!! It's been an incredible ride!!!!"