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Kelly Yaksich aka Kelly Randall
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KKUA [Honolulu HI] 1986-1987
Now: Kelly says (1/07), "I am now a lawyer in Denver, Colorado where I have done weekend shows over the last 10 years at Alice 106, Jamming 92.5 and KISS-FM." And check out Kelly David, recording artist.

Duke Yannacone
WKWF [Key West FL] 1962-1976 - Ole Duke
WIIS [Key West] 1978 - Duke in the Afternoon
WAIL/WKWF [Key West] 1982-1983 - Old Duke/The Duke
WQCS [Ft. Pierce FL] 1999-2002 - The Duke: Mellow Pop
Now: Duke (Emilio Yannacone) says (5/09), "I moved back to Florida in January 2009; am living in the City of Oviedo, which is a few miles northeast of Orlando."

Dick Yash
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WADS [Bridgeport CT] 1989-1991
Now: exgavin@yahoo.com says (4/11), "I discovered Dick Yash on the back of Polka LP by Joe Twarog; due to the power of Google, I found him still alive but retired; he filled me in on his resume and it turned out that he's been all over my home state spinning not just polka but country and rock n' roll for 30+ years; he's even done news -- he's just one of those unsung all-purpose radio men who shouldn't be forgotten."

Bob Yates
KJJO [Minneapolis MN] 198?
KSTP [St. Paul MN] 1987
KFAN [Minneapolis] 1996
WEZU [St. Paul] 2002

Now: Mornings at Nostalgia WEZU, Stillwater, Minnesota.

David Yates
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KTRH [Houston TX] 2003
Now: David says (10/06), "I host talk shows in Dallas and Houston covering home improvement."

Roby Yonge
WTMC [Ocala FL] 1958
WCKR [Miami FL] 196?
WQAM [Miami] 1965
WABC [New York] 1968
WCBS-FM [New York] 1969
WHYI [Miami] 1973
- fired after first day
WMYQ [Miami] 1974
WKAT [Miami] 1987
WFUN [Miami] 1993
WMRZ/WAXY [Miami] 1993

Roby Yonge died July 18th, 1997 (heart attack, 54 years old) in Miami, Florida. See Roby Sherman's tribute to Roby Young, the Big Kahuna.

Ace Young
KUDU [Ventura CA] 1964 - Dennis Young
KZAP [Sacramento CA] 1968
KMET [Los Angeles] 1971
Westwood One [Los Angeles] 1982
- Host: Ace & Friends
CNN Radio [Atlanta] 1984
WINZ/WINZ-FM [Miami] 1986
WNWS [Miami] 1988
KKBN [Twain Harte CA] 1993
KQMT [Denver CO] 200?
KWYO [Sheridan WY] 2003

Now: News Director for Sheridan Media, Sheridan, Wyoming; and site administrator for Yosemite/Gold Country (yosemitegold.com). Ace says (12/95), "I delivered 2 million petitions to President Carter at White House to stop government funding of chemical spraying of marijuana plants with Paraquat. I also led the effort to bring relief supplies to Indians held up behind the blockade at Wounded Knee, South Dakota."

Bill Young
KTRE [Lufkin TX] 1956
WACO [Waco TX] 1957
KTRE [Lufkin] 1958
KOIL [Omaha] 1960
- Bill Western
KDOK [Tyler TX] 1961
WACO [Tyler] 1965
KILT/KILT-FM [Houston] 1966
Bill Young Productions [Sugarland TX] 1981-1996
- owner
Bill Young died May 31, 2014 (age 74) in Houston, Texas. See Houston radio legend Bill Young remembered by friends, co-workers (Houston Chronicle); and R.I.P.: Radio, Voice-Over Artist Bill Young Has Died (Media Confidential).
JWNote: Make sure you check out Bill's inside story of music radio from a programmers perspective: Dead Air: The Rise and Demise of Music Radio; and/or the Kindle version: Dead AIr - The Rise and Demise of Music Radio.

Courtney Young
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WBGG [Miami FL] 2004
Now: Courtney says (3/05), "I'm living large in Miami, Florida ... my dream come true; rocking the beach scene middays at Classic Rock WBGG-FM (Big 105.9). This crazy business still makes me giddy and happy to get out of bed every morning."

Dexter Young
KHJ [LA] 1947
KHJ-TV [LA] 1984
KCAL-TV [LA] 1990-1997

Now: Dexter retired in 1997 after 50 years with KHJ/KCAL; he died July 17, 2006 in Orange County California.

John Young
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WLAC [Nashville TN] 1966-1967
Now: John says (5/11), "I'm in the Nashville area, having moved my voice-over business from Atlanta in 2009; voice of 40+ TV stations, radio, and networks. When Ted Turner grabbed me to do his promo voice and TV work for TBS/TNT/CNN while in Atlanta, it changed it all; they seduced me from radio but opened doors with many opportunities; working harder than ever but loving every minute."

Randy Young
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WAVL [Apollo PA] 2000
Now: Randy says (2/03), "I host of the morning show on Religious WAVL and then go home and put on a suit and come back to be GM (my real job)."

Ron Young
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KWXY [Palm Springs CA] 1999
Now: Ron says (2/07), "I am currently living in Palm Desert, California; am Sales and Marketing Director for Originamics Television Productions (local TV shows and national TV production); and I do fill-in and weekends for Easy Listening KWXY-FM and do numerous voice-overs around the U.S."

Steve Young
CJET [Ottawa ON] 1973 - Neil Edwards
CFRA [Ottawa] 1974
CKLC [Kingston ON] 1975
CHIQ [Winnipeg MB] 1976
CJFM [Montreal Québec] 1977
CITI [Winnipeg] 1979
CJAY [Calgary Alberta] 1985
KISW [Seattle WA] 1989
WNEW-FM [New York NY] 1995
WAXQ [New York] 1999-2000

Steve Yound died Dec 8, 2008 (heart attack while on a cruise in Mexico); see Dial Global Senior Programming Consultant Steve Young dies, Veteran Programmer/Consultant Steve Young Dies, and R.I.P.: Steve Young.

Steve Young
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KWUN [San Francisco CA] 1975-1978
KAAR [Vancouver WA] 1983-1984

Now: Steve says (1/17), "I am still doing some freelance work, but mostly retired in Lincoln City, Oregon. KWUN (K-15) was the highlight of my career as part of a super creative, innovative, and successful production team that included Tom Wilson, John Hawkins, Don Defesi, Jim DiLeonardo, Melissa Foster (Wilson), Ron Hall, and others. We loved to create top-level, effective advertising for our local clients."

Dic Youngs
KSO [Des Moines] 1958
W??? [Florida] 1965
KIOA [Des Moines] 1966-2008
KRNT [Des Moines] 2008-2009

Dic Youngs died Sep 30, 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa.

John Yount
KPRI [San Diego] 1966 - Jack Owens (fired after 1 day)
KNAK [Salt Lake City] 1967 - Don Irwin
KSTN [Stockton CA] 1967 - Don Ames
KUDU [Ventura CA] 1968 - Spanky Elliott
KACY [Oxnard CA] 1968 - Spanky Elliott
KEZY [LA] 1968 - Spanky Elliott
KYNO [Fresno CA] 1969 - Big John Carter
KGB [San Diego] 1970 - Big John Carter
KFIG-FM [Fresno CA] 1972 - Big John Carter
KCBQ [San Diego] 1972 - Big John Carter
KCPX [Salt Lake City] 1972 - Jonathan Browne
KPOI [Honolulu] 1974 - Maxx Mahimahi
KHJ [LA] 1975 - Big John Carter
KBDF [Eugene OR] 1975 - Charlie Zant
KEZY [LA] 1976 - Big John Carter
KHJ [LA] 1984 - Johnny Yount
Jayman Productions [Fresno CA] 1986-2005 - Jay Crosby, owner
John Yount aka Big John Carter aka Jay Crosby died (brain infection) Aug 24, 2005 in Fresno, California. Norma Aamodt McKim (Escondido, CA) says (8/26/05), "John Yount went by many names to his radio fans - probably most remembered as Big John Carter. For years he belonged to Viking Net for alumni of La Jolla High, and for us he was and always will be Johnny Yount; our brilliant, funny and immensely talented friend."
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