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The original WABC 1969 Paul Is Dead broadcast part 1
The original WABC 1969 Paul Is Dead broadcast part 1
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WAXY 105.9  Miami FL   Rick Shaw  Roby Yonge  Jim Dunlap 1978  .wmv
WAXY 105.9 Miami FL Rick Shaw Roby Yonge Jim Dunlap 1978 .wmv
Published: 2012/04/03
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Rick Shaw: 25th Anniversary in Radio
Rick Shaw: 25th Anniversary in Radio
Published: 2009/07/06
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WAXY FM 105.9  Radio  Miami Florida  1978.wmv
WAXY FM 105.9 Radio Miami Florida 1978.wmv
Published: 2010/10/18
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WAXY FM 105 9 Miami FL 1978  Jim Dunlap  Rick Shaw  Roby Yonge
WAXY FM 105 9 Miami FL 1978 Jim Dunlap Rick Shaw Roby Yonge
Published: 2012/08/19
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Hiroshima "Birthday" Gaffe: Bob Dayton, WABC - 1965
Hiroshima "Birthday" Gaffe: Bob Dayton, WABC - 1965
Published: 2010/08/12
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Julie C - Tomorrow (Official Video)
Julie C - Tomorrow (Official Video)
Published: 2012/03/20
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65 Year Old Man Marries 12 Year Old Girl! (Child Marriage Social Experiment)
65 Year Old Man Marries 12 Year Old Girl! (Child Marriage Social Experiment)
Published: 2016/02/22
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Rick Shaw: Rocking South Florida Radio For 25 Years
Rick Shaw: Rocking South Florida Radio For 25 Years
Published: 2015/05/13
Channel: wolfsonarchive
Dead roby
Dead roby
Published: 2013/07/07
Channel: Riza Norona
WTVJ / Miami - Rick Shaw 50th Anniversary On Air - June 16, 2006 - Bob Mayer Interview
WTVJ / Miami - Rick Shaw 50th Anniversary On Air - June 16, 2006 - Bob Mayer Interview
Published: 2012/08/15
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DJ Rick Shaw meets The Beatles
DJ Rick Shaw meets The Beatles
Published: 2014/02/07
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SkyScraper // Toronto // Eliot Roby
SkyScraper // Toronto // Eliot Roby
Published: 2011/10/16
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Night Rhythm w/ Mitch Lewis and Annamaria Tomachek (May 2, 1992)
Night Rhythm w/ Mitch Lewis and Annamaria Tomachek (May 2, 1992)
Published: 2014/01/04
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Kahuna's Memento
Published: 2013/08/28
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Who Was The Fifth Beatle? (Fascinating Documentary)
Who Was The Fifth Beatle? (Fascinating Documentary)
Published: 2012/05/29
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WQAM Miami - Rick Shaw scoped airchecks 1962-1965
WQAM Miami - Rick Shaw scoped airchecks 1962-1965
Published: 2016/07/09
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Roby 50SL
Roby 50SL
Published: 2012/10/24
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SOLD  |  Stylish Toronto Condo For Sale: 1 Shaw Street, Unit 1005
SOLD | Stylish Toronto Condo For Sale: 1 Shaw Street, Unit 1005
Published: 2012/09/13
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How to Date Individuals From Other Cultures - Naomi and Paul
How to Date Individuals From Other Cultures - Naomi and Paul's Wedding Video
Published: 2014/10/19
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WAXY 106 - Miami - 10/1/82 - Ellen Jaffe
WAXY 106 - Miami - 10/1/82 - Ellen Jaffe
Published: 2016/10/06
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paul is dead - the rotten apple 77
paul is dead - the rotten apple 77
Published: 2009/09/10
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SOLD: 218 Hillhurst Boulevard
SOLD: 218 Hillhurst Boulevard
Published: 2013/03/24
Channel: featuredPLUS
WAXY 105.9  Miami FL  1978  Lee Sherwood  Charlie Murdock.wmv
WAXY 105.9 Miami FL 1978 Lee Sherwood Charlie Murdock.wmv
Published: 2012/05/06
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'My First Hardcore Song' by 8 yr old Juliet OFFICIAL
Published: 2012/01/19
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WPLL Miami 1997
WPLL Miami 1997
Published: 2011/12/12
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SOLD: 218 Hillhurst Boulevard (revised video)
SOLD: 218 Hillhurst Boulevard (revised video)
Published: 2013/03/26
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WAXY Commercial 1
WAXY Commercial 1
Published: 2006/12/17
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roby.wmv
Published: 2011/02/28
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The Wall (acoustic) - with strings! Big Winter
The Wall (acoustic) - with strings! Big Winter
Published: 2014/05/04
Channel: Jam Nawaz
TWBA: Fast Talk with Marco Gallo
TWBA: Fast Talk with Marco Gallo
Published: 2016/10/17
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97.3 GTR - "Women Pumpin
97.3 GTR - "Women Pumpin' Gas"
Published: 2013/12/04
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ROB - Kinda Cool (feat. BC)
ROB - Kinda Cool (feat. BC)
Published: 2015/10/01
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Table of the Week - Lee Chen Asian Bistro - Yorkville Toronto Restaurants
Table of the Week - Lee Chen Asian Bistro - Yorkville Toronto Restaurants
Published: 2012/07/24
Channel: Dine Palace
UBIQUITY INC. PRESENTA: GLI EXXTRA SU RADIO FLASH CON ROBY VAYO
UBIQUITY INC. PRESENTA: GLI EXXTRA SU RADIO FLASH CON ROBY VAYO
Published: 2011/12/07
Channel: Marco Omage
RadioFest: Rick Shaw Behind the Mic
RadioFest: Rick Shaw Behind the Mic
Published: 2017/03/09
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WIOD 610  AM Radio  Miami FL   Big Wilson  12-8-78
WIOD 610 AM Radio Miami FL Big Wilson 12-8-78
Published: 2010/11/27
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WTNH TV 8 New Haven CT  1974  Sign Off
WTNH TV 8 New Haven CT 1974 Sign Off
Published: 2012/08/21
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The Paul McCartney Is dead Hoax 1969 Part 2
The Paul McCartney Is dead Hoax 1969 Part 2
Published: 2009/09/19
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Toronto pianist Rea Beaumont
Toronto pianist Rea Beaumont
Published: 2013/09/09
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Philadelphia Area Radio  1978
Philadelphia Area Radio 1978
Published: 2012/08/30
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WAXY FM 1986
WAXY FM 1986
Published: 2012/06/12
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Neil Rogers Show (April 24, 2006)
Neil Rogers Show (April 24, 2006)
Published: 2015/01/08
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WAXY 105 9  Miami  Ft Lauderdale FL  1978
WAXY 105 9 Miami Ft Lauderdale FL 1978
Published: 2012/09/27
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Dj Quads - Motivation [No Copyright]
Dj Quads - Motivation [No Copyright]
Published: 2017/02/16
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John Mayer in Toronto: Waiting on the World to Change
John Mayer in Toronto: Waiting on the World to Change
Published: 2006/09/17
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Dine.TO: Blu Ristorante Toronto Restaurants
Dine.TO: Blu Ristorante Toronto Restaurants
Published: 2013/04/11
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Published: 2015/06/19
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Mitch Lewis Memorial
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Published: 2013/06/28
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Суть времени — Крым. На Евпаторийском Радио 105,9 FM. Ч. 2
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Roby Yonge (1943 – July 18, 1997) was an American radio DJ, most notable in the 1960s. He was best known for being fired from New York City station WABC-AM in 1969, after he reported over the air that the singer Paul McCartney might have died, circulating the now infamous Paul is Dead folktale saga and conspiracy theory.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Yonge grew up in Ocala, Florida. He got his first radio job at WTMC-AM 1290 Ocala, Florida when he was 15 years old. Roby's first Miami, Florida job was as a newsman at WIOD, which was then WCKR.

Career[edit]

Yonge moved to Miami's WQAM, where his on-air nickname was "The Big Kahuna".

In December 1967, Yonge moved to New York and WABC. Five-minute snippets of Yonge, each spotlighting a fact in rock history, aired on other ABC radio stations as well, such as WLS-AM, on weekday evenings during early 1969. Originally hired for the 1-3 PM shift, Yonge was moved into the overnight shift in August 1969 when Charlie Greer left the station. He was told by WABC program director Rick Sklar, in the early fall of that year, that his contract would not be renewed. He subsequently went on the air with the Paul McCartney "death" rumour on October 21, 1969, having heard the rumor from WKNR-FM (Detroit) radio personality Chris Randall. Stating that he had already been fired and that at 12:39 AM, he would not be "cut" because there was nobody around, Yonge began to speculate on rumors circulating about the possible death of McCartney. He enumerated various "clues" in album cover art which he said had been catalogued by thirty Indiana University Bloomington students. Callers lit up the station switchboard. It was an hour and a half before Sklar got Les Marshak in to relieve Yonge. Marshak continued to do Yonge's show until a replacement was hired.[1]

Sklar's reach did not cross radio bands, as, less than three weeks later, on November 14, 1969, former WABC DJ Bob "Bob-a-loo" Lewis did a full production "Paul is Dead" show on WABC-FM, putting forth many of the same assertions about McCartney's supposed death that had resulted in Yonge being yanked off the air.

Yonge was hired by WCBS-FM, where he helped introduce the "Oldies" format of popular songs to that station. After a few years, he returned to Florida, where he served as general manager of Mother WMUM, an early FM rock station in Palm Beach. After the demise of Mother in 1972, Yonge became a morning personality on Y100 WHYI in Fort Lauderdale/Miami. He was fired after the first day on the air, August 3, 1973.[citation needed] He moved to the competitor WMYQ-FM, where he spoke as a commentator with a morning show.

In 1987, Yonge did a morning show at WKAT in Miami, then returned in 1993 to do a music/talk show on 790 WMRZ.

Death[edit]

Roby Yonge died on July 18, 1997 of an apparent heart attack at age 54.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interealm". Interealm.com. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 

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