Michael Young

Michael YoungMichael Young currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Pittsburgh Market Manager for CBS Radio Pittsburgh, where he oversees all facets of the four CBS Pittsburgh radio stations; News Radio 1020 KDKA, KDKA-FM/Sports Radio 93-7 The Fan, WBZZ-FM/100.7 Star, & WDSY-FM/Y-108.

Young has spent his entire professional career (nearly 33 years) in radio, and has been with CBS for over 28 years. He joined CBS in 1985, where he was a part of CBS Radio Representatives in New York City, the company’s in-house national sales firm. Young held various sales and sales management positions at CBS Radio Representative before he moved to the CBS Radio Network as Eastern Sales Manager.

In 1996, CBS moved Young to Pittsburgh where he has spent the past 17 years; first serving as General Sales Manager for KDKA-AM, then Vice-President & General Manager of KDKA-AM, and currently holds the position of Senior Vice President & Pittsburgh Market Manager for all of CBS Radio’s Pittsburgh properties and operations.

Prior to joining CBS, Young worked in sales as an Account Executive at two radio stations (WGRQ-FM & WKBW-AM) in Buffalo/New York.

Young is a native of Western Pennsylvania. He was born and raised in Bradford, and attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in communications media and worked at the University’s radio station (WIUP-FM).

Young, his wife Barbara, and three sons reside in Pine Township, north of Pittsburgh.

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Memorial Day

It’s a time – however brief – to honor those who served and died to protect this country and the lives and liberties of its citizens.

05/27/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 KDKA Editorial: The Penn Hills School District

All Penn Hills can do now is clean up the mess. It’s not too late for other school districts and the people who live there to learn from those mistakes.

05/20/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Summer Parties and Teen Drivers

With summer just around the corner, this is a busy time of year. High school students are going to proms and seniors are preparing for graduation. It’s a time for parties, but it can also be a time for tragedy.

05/13/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Pennsylvania’s Primary Election

It’s not an opportunity that should be squandered.

04/22/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Act 47

Pittsburgh is still under Act 47 oversight. It doesn’t need “help” from an organization that is inept, corrupt or both.

04/08/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Pennsylvania’s Biggest Problems

The governor and Republican legislative leaders apparently still need some convincing that it’s way past time to get their collective act together.

02/26/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport isn’t as busy as it used to be. For decades it was the hub for Allegheny Airlines – As it morphed into USAirways. There was so much traffic – That a new […]

02/19/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Wasted Time and Energy in Harrisburg

If it’s important, Pennsylvania’s elected leaders will deal with it. Eventually. Maybe.

02/12/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 Editorial: Keystone Exams

School districts should be accountable for the education they provide Pennsylvania’s students, but the Keystone Exams aren’t the answer.

02/05/2016

KDKA Editorial

Newsradio 1020 Editorial: ShotSpotter in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh may be home to high-tech businesses, but when it comes to investing in technology the city doesn’t have a great track record.

01/29/2016

Editorial

Newsradio 1020 Editorial: Forget Reality TV

Forget “reality” shows on TV – Pennsylvanians can just watch the continuing dysfunction in Harrisburg.

11/13/2015

Editorial

Newsradio 1020 Editorial: Election Day

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA General Manager Michael Young addresses the fact that voter registration is down and those who voted on Tuesday was even lower.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/06/2015

Editorial

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Pittsburgh’s ‘Silicon Strip’

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA General Manager Michael Young addresses how hi-tech Pittsburgh has become.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/23/2015

Editorial

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Editorial: Buctober in Pittsburgh

KDKA General Manager Michael Young looks back at a third consecutive play off appearance for the Pirates and despite an early exit there are positive signs for 2016.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/09/2015

Editorial

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Editorial: The State Budget and Schools

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA General Manager Michael Young addresses the issue that Pennsylvania still does not have a budget.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/02/2015

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