Gailes is a Alamance County native, born and raised in Burlington NC. Gailes attended Elon College (now University) before getting into the radio business.
Gailes' love of Rock-N-Roll oldies and Beach music has earned him induction into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame in 2014,
Gailes can be heard Monday - Thursday playing those songs of summertime from 12:30 - 3:00 pm. Gailes can also be heard voicing many of commercials throughout the day.
Gailes is married and his son Van has played guitar in many high profiled beach bands.