In 1997, Lee was contacted by Steve Rivers Simms, by his own recollection, worked at 35 stations in 22 markets and was fired 25 times because he “never accepted an insult from anyone.” While at WPOP in 1966-67, Simms would often break format and go on lengthy tirades to complain about long hair, sloppily-dressed teenagers, rude people and other annoyances.
Lee discussed how he was always preparing his next show.
“I think about my show all the time, every waking moment.
If anything happens that I think is interesting, or relatable, I’ll tell it.
If I think of some line, I’ll write it down so I won’t forget it.
Good jocks are those that do good, unexpected things.”In 1973, KRLA went MOR, and Lee was teamed with Johnny Hayes in morning drive.
He also made brief stops at KROQ and KTNQ (Ten-Q), the latter for two nights.
In the early 1980s he was working at KFOG-San Francisco and KDUF-Honolulu. In 1992, Simms landed at KYA-San Francisco, but by 1994 he relocated to KOOL in Phoenix.
While at KOOL, Lee had the #1 show in just 90 days.
"One of my best friends died yesterday (January 27).