Michael Young

     

    MICHAEL YOUNG
    HOST “ VINTAGE RADIO”

    Folks have any number of reasons for moving to Nevada
    County, be it outdoor recreation, the beauty of the four
    seasons or the charm of small-town living. For former board
    president Michael Young, it was, in large part, the ambiance
    of KVMR. Young was attracted not only to the eclectic music
    and news, but also to the vibe of togetherness it projects. So
    in 2007, after visiting the area for more than 10 years, he
    pulled up stakes in Los Angeles to realize his dream of living
    in a small town and giving back to the community.
    He retired after a 33-year career in journalism, the last 20 at
    the Los Angeles Times where he served as an editor on the
    foreign and national desks.
    One of his first duties in his adopted town was to apply to
    serve on the KVMR board of directors. He served a full six-
    year term on the board, four years as president where he
    lead the board’s Bridge Street Project, the $4 million
    permanent home of KVMR and a new backstage for the
    Nevada Theatre.
    He also he attended the station’s broadcasters’ training and
    hosted “Strawberry Alarm Clock,” which ran for seven years
    on alternate Monday mornings from 4 to 7 a.m.

    He now hosts his monthly show “Vintage Radio”
    Wednesday’s from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring music of the 30s,
    40sand 50s, or as he characterizes it “music from the dawn
    of recording to the Beatles.”
    His daughters Alison and Marly live and work in the area
    raising his three grandsons. His hobbies are reading and
    playing guitar in the party band Sgt. Funky which has
    performed in all the major regional venues, including
    covering Jefferson Airplane in KVMR’s highly successfully
    Woodstock anniversary concert at Nevada City’s Pioneer
    Park. He also helps the station in fundraising as a member
    of the board’s Fund Development Committee.
    He hopes to help KVMR grow stronger while maintaining
    its charm and close connection to its listeners.

     


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