XM's Terry Young brings the "good ol' days" back to life - Orbitcast

XM's Terry Young brings the "good ol' days" back to life

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Terry YoungTerry Young is the weekday afternoon DJ on XM's 60s on 6 channel (ch 6). He's also the creative force behind an XM show called "Sonic Sound Salutes," which airs on the same channel, every Friday from 4pm to 9pm ET.

Each show pays tribute to an influential radio station from the 60s. Terry "transforms" XM's 60s on 6 channel into that radio station just for the afternoon.

On "Sonic Sound Salutes," Terry plays the station IDs, radio jingles, and the real DJ airchecks from that era. When Terry opens his mic, he talks about the station, the local city, and what it was like living there in the 60s (he literally does a ton of research before the show including interviewing people who grew up there during the time). Terry also takes live phone calls from people who remember the station during its glory days.

"Sonic Sound Salutes" has generated a fair share of press for XM over the years (Young has been doing broadcasts since 2004). Like today's Buffalo News which waxes nostalgically about this afternoon's tribute to WKBW.

Even if you're too young to remember the 60s - like myself - you should listen to this show at least once. It's an incredible journey back to a golden age of terrestrial radio, an era (unfortunately) long behind us, and well worth the listen.

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So...

Is he the winner of the "Worlds Worst Hairdo" contest?

If not, he should be...

Heh, I actually think that's an old picture. You can see here that he's grown out the mullet since:

http://www.xmradio.ca/onxm/channelpage.cfm?ch=6

I read on the Washington Post web site about 7-8 months ago , that Terry Young was mugged in Virginia somewhere , and was in bad shape for a couple weeks . Glad to see he is ok .

Is that a man or a woman?

Terry Young's recreations of 60's stations has to rank as some of the best work on XM. It's a hoot to listen to.

I love when they recreate radio stations on Friday.

Oh and, WOLF MAN JACK SHOW KICKS ASS!
60's on 6 is one amazing station.

Listening to the WKBW tribute right now. Archived audio of the 60's DJs mixed between the songs is cool.

that picture is not safe for work...or children. or animals.

He looks like Richard Lewis's half witted brother

hey terry still got it!! he was born to entertain and hes still got the talent to do it I LOVE THE 60S MUSIC my daughter who is over in australia was listing to her computer radio the other day and told her fiancee hey i know that voice i gotta call my mom so add me to your listerners as you number 1 fan always and forever----------------------jenny

hey terry still got it!! he was born to entertain and hes still got the talent to do it I LOVE THE 60S MUSIC my daughter who is over in australia was listing to her computer radio the other day and told her fiancee hey i know that voice i gotta call my mom so add me to your listerners as you number 1 fan always and forever


yeah!!! terry young still got he was born to entertain and after 30 years hes still sizzling hot!!!
my daughter and her fiancee were listing to the web cast over in australai and she told him i know this D.J. i gotta call my mom shes been looking for him so i found him agian and now i can be once agian entertained by him you are all going to love this guy he is great!! why r u all worried about his picture when its his brain and his mouth that do the job?give him a chance and i promise u wont be dissappointed

I wish this guy would shut up during the broadcasts. He blabbers his way through song beginnings, makes idiotic noises while the song is playing, and then cuts the song short with his need to let us know who is there. I hate to say this, but I listen to the radio to hear the music, and not some DJ trying his/her best to keep reminding us he/she is there. I only listen to the 60's on 6 channel now when there is absolutely nothing else playing on one of the other channels I have preset. Thanks for ruining a good thing, Terry "DiarrheaMouth" Young.

many boomers here in Newport Beach, CA can't get enough of the Motormouth. My wife & I listen to him in our car and home. he's the main reason we get XM. there's never been a 60's DJ as charming, knowledgeable, and actually, comforting. I was recovering from cancer a few years back, and he made the process more fun for sure. We also very much enjoy when Terry brings his daughter on the show; it's a very warm and personal touch. Listen up, XM: never let Terry go! not now, not after merger with Siirius.

Terry is the reincarnation of the recently departed and sadly missed Jackson Armstrong ('Your Leeeeeaaaaader'). The first time I heard him, I was completely fooled. If he is trying to sound like J.A. then he could not have pick a better 60's DJ to emulate. If he isn't trying then its downright spooky! His speed, elocution, style and even timbre are right on. And its a real pleasure to listen to another true master of the art of voice over intro's. Rock on - Terry !

Terry is one of the best in the bussiness.Keep up the good work!!!Your show is one of the best by far!!!

Hi Terry!
You hired me at WTIX, New Orleans! This is Chucker. I got a doctorate from FIU, Miami, made my first name legally "Dr." and bought a station in Zephyrhills...playing ONE MILLION oldies rock 'n' roll songs in a row NO COMMERCIALS for 6 years! Now at 800,000. I want to broadcast live from Bush Gardens, down here in Tampa, and put you on! Will you put me on and simulcast?

DocThayer@gmail.com
813-948-3629

i'm a new subscriber to sirius radio and i think Terry Young Rocks.First time i've seen a pic of him,people stop making nasty remarks,he's hot.

terry young taught me how to use a microphone and be confident. i am an excellent mixer,sound tech and disc jockey with no job. I will speak when i need to but i refuse to talk over songs on intro or exit. the music speaks for itself. i graduated magna cum laude in communications with a 3.76 ave. and did not even buy a textbook. i'll even give you the school, cayuga community college. and my real name if you want to check it out;stephen corona. terry is a hard person to work for for but a decent human being. dont talk shit about sombody you don't know.

I think you"d look older Terry,but dude are you from my youth way back during the WLEE days in Richmond..I was just checking on names and I found you,just wandering if you were the same,If you are,I remember you had hair down to your ass and you and Dan Cameron were broadcasting from Regency square mall,he was at miller and rhodes and you were at radio shack.I thought that was so cool to see that..