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The original WABC 1969 Paul Is Dead broadcast part 1
The original WABC 1969 Paul Is Dead broadcast part 1
Published: 2011/05/10
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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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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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Hiroshima "Birthday" Gaffe: Bob Dayton, WABC - 1965
Hiroshima "Birthday" Gaffe: Bob Dayton, WABC - 1965
Published: 2010/08/12
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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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Rick Shaw: 25th Anniversary in Radio
Rick Shaw: 25th Anniversary in Radio
Published: 2009/07/06
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Paul is dead-WABC 10-29-69
Paul is dead-WABC 10-29-69
Published: 2013/01/05
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Majic 102.7 - WMXJ Miami - Rick Shaw - November 2001
Majic 102.7 - WMXJ Miami - Rick Shaw - November 2001
Published: 2017/09/23
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WFUN AirChecks 1967 Chris Edwards, Bob Gordon, Jim Howell, Steven W. Morgan, Pete Berlin
WFUN AirChecks 1967 Chris Edwards, Bob Gordon, Jim Howell, Steven W. Morgan, Pete Berlin
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: Peter B. Berlin
Rick Shaw: Rocking South Florida Radio For 25 Years
Rick Shaw: Rocking South Florida Radio For 25 Years
Published: 2015/05/13
Channel: wolfsonarchive
WAXY 105 9  Miami  Ft Lauderdale FL  1978
WAXY 105 9 Miami Ft Lauderdale FL 1978
Published: 2012/09/27
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Legendary South Florida DJ Rick Shaw dies at 78
Legendary South Florida DJ Rick Shaw dies at 78
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: News world
WCKR 610 Miami - 5/23/60 - Rick Shaw
WCKR 610 Miami - 5/23/60 - Rick Shaw
Published: 2016/12/13
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Philadelphia Area Radio  1978
Philadelphia Area Radio 1978
Published: 2012/08/30
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roby.wmv
roby.wmv
Published: 2011/02/28
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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
Kahuna's Memento
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: WonderfulEskamut
Southern California Cruisomatic Two
Southern California Cruisomatic Two
Published: 2014/12/04
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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
WQAM Miami - Rick Shaw scoped airchecks 1962-1965
WQAM Miami - Rick Shaw scoped airchecks 1962-1965
Published: 2016/07/09
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Neil Rogers Show (April 24, 2006)
Neil Rogers Show (April 24, 2006)
Published: 2015/01/08
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Who Was The Fifth Beatle? (Fascinating Documentary)
Who Was The Fifth Beatle? (Fascinating Documentary)
Published: 2012/05/29
Channel: merseyboys
Dead roby
Dead roby
Published: 2013/07/07
Channel: Riza Norona
Roby 50SL
Roby 50SL
Published: 2012/10/24
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AROUND THE RADIO DIAL, WOODSTOCK FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 1969
AROUND THE RADIO DIAL, WOODSTOCK FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 1969
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Charles Jordan
WAXY 106 Music Video- Mama Told Me Not To Come
WAXY 106 Music Video- Mama Told Me Not To Come
Published: 2008/08/09
Channel: HiddenArchive
RICK RILEY & SUDS COLEMAN WAXY RADIO MIAMI VIDEO AIRCHECK
RICK RILEY & SUDS COLEMAN WAXY RADIO MIAMI VIDEO AIRCHECK
Published: 2012/09/30
Channel: marty11talk
WAIA 97.3  Miami FL  1978.wmv
WAIA 97.3 Miami FL 1978.wmv
Published: 2012/02/29
Channel: stevations
WQAM Sales Staff Thanksgiving 1967
WQAM Sales Staff Thanksgiving 1967
Published: 2014/05/18
Channel: Ben April
97.3 GTR - "Women Pumpin
97.3 GTR - "Women Pumpin' Gas"
Published: 2013/12/04
Channel: ultimafuelie
SkyScraper // Toronto // Eliot Roby
SkyScraper // Toronto // Eliot Roby
Published: 2011/10/16
Channel: AdmiralBarackbar
WQAM - Charlie Fernandez - October 1975
WQAM - Charlie Fernandez - October 1975
Published: 2015/08/14
Channel: Juan
Miami Beach Florida 1988
Miami Beach Florida 1988
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: Bob Nikolic
WAXY FM 1986
WAXY FM 1986
Published: 2012/06/12
Channel: tampateacher
RadioFest: Rick Shaw Behind the Mic
RadioFest: Rick Shaw Behind the Mic
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: wolfsonarchive
WAXY Commercial 1
WAXY Commercial 1
Published: 2006/12/17
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DJ Rick Shaw meets The Beatles
DJ Rick Shaw meets The Beatles
Published: 2014/02/07
Channel: Miami Herald
Rick Shaw Tribute (Rest In Peace)
Rick Shaw Tribute (Rest In Peace)
Published: 2017/09/24
Channel: Raider Rooter 1967
Miami High vs Gables 1965
Miami High vs Gables 1965
Published: 2016/01/03
Channel: Pastor Buddy Kemner
Kyle James Dunlap (Sad Songs N
Kyle James Dunlap (Sad Songs N' Rock N' Roll)
Published: 2012/09/20
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WPLL Miami 1997
WPLL Miami 1997
Published: 2011/12/12
Channel: indychauffuer
Meet The Fresh Toast Publisher JJ McKay and President Eric Snow
Meet The Fresh Toast Publisher JJ McKay and President Eric Snow
Published: 2016/10/26
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VOMASTERY.COM - Randy Thomas Abbott Productions Studio Interview 11-3-15
VOMASTERY.COM - Randy Thomas Abbott Productions Studio Interview 11-3-15
Published: 2015/11/04
Channel: Voice Over Mastery
SOLD: 218 Hillhurst Boulevard (revised video)
SOLD: 218 Hillhurst Boulevard (revised video)
Published: 2013/03/26
Channel: featuredPLUS
Dave Dixon  funny clip
Dave Dixon funny clip
Published: 2011/03/04
Channel: Don Hicks
Hollywood Sportatorium Demolition part 1
Hollywood Sportatorium Demolition part 1
Published: 2009/01/08
Channel: GoldSeals Gold
WFUN 79 MIAMI - JEFFERSON STONE
WFUN 79 MIAMI - JEFFERSON STONE
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: South Florida Radio
WAXY-FM WPB xmtr move pt.2
WAXY-FM WPB xmtr move pt.2
Published: 2014/09/19
Channel: gwblau
Diego Morrill & Neos - Unchained (Original Mix) [Liquid Energy Digital]
Diego Morrill & Neos - Unchained (Original Mix) [Liquid Energy Digital]
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Trance All-Stars Records
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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Roby Yonge (July 25, 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. 

External links[edit]

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