550 KFYI Phoenix morning host Barry Young today announced he will be retiring from the Clear Channel News/Talker later this year.
Young, who has been with KFYI since 1987 including a ten year stretch as Program Director, will exit his 7-10am morning shift on Friday, November 7. His exit will coincide with the end of this year’s election cycle.
Barry Young, longtime KFYI-AM talk host and personality announced his retirement today. He has been in the radio industry for more than 48 years and with KFYI for the last 27. Young’s last day on-air will be Friday, November 7, 2014.
Young started his career at WGAC-AM in Augusta, Ga. at the age of 14. He went on to work in at WRNG in Atlanta; WFAA in Dallas; WNWS in Miami; and WJNO in West Palm Beach before finally ending up at KFYI in 1987. Young was also previously Program Director of KFYI from 1988-1998 and continued on-air at the station through today.
Arizona U.S. Senator and former Presidential Nominee John McCain tweeted after the announcement, “Barry Young, #Arizona’s preeminent political commentator, today announced he’ll leave @KFYI at end of 2014 – we will miss him.”
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