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
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.