KIOA/Des Moines Mainstay Dic Youngs To Exit
August 1, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
On the heels of the non-renewal of morning co-host/News Dir. POLLY CARVER-KIMM's contract, SAGA Oldies KIOA/DES MOINES afternoon host DIC YOUNGS has announced his retirement from the station effective SEPTEMBER 30th, his 66th birthday.
YOUNGS, who has been with KIOA for 42 years and has been a fixture on the DES MOINES dial for 46 years, tells the DES MOINES REGISTER, "Let's just say I'm not ready to retire, but it's that time." YOUNGS will continue to host his "ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT OLDIES SHOW" on sister Adult Standards KRNT-A.
SAGA's DES MOINES GM BILL WELLS says that YOUNGS and CARVER-KIMM's departures are not connected and no changes in format are planned, but CARVER-KIMM told the paper "I feel like I was fired. When I actually said that, they said, 'It's not a firing; we're just not renewing your contract.' It's semantics."