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Youngblood returns to Kiss 104.1 August 20

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After nearly five months off the air, Youngblood will be back on R&B station Kiss 104.1 this Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m.

Youngblood, who objected to a salary cut in April and left, said in an interview that he and Kiss were “able to compromise, cut it in the middle and work it out.”

He talked to other stations but in the end, he felt Kiss was the best place for him to be.

Fans of Youngblood flooded the station with protests.

“We’re very excited to have him back,” said Tony Kidd, Cox Radio Atlanta vice president of programming who runs Kiss. “He’s been in this marketplace a long time. And people love the way he tells stories, the way he delivers the music. People view him as a friend. He’s a staple.”

Youngblood has hosted Spotlight Gold on the station for two decades primarily with soul classics from the 1960s and 1970s.


ON AIR

Youngblood’s Spotlight Gold, 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays on Kiss 104.1 (WALR-FM)

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

186 comments Add your comment

cindy cash

August 18th, 2011
11:39 am

Great move! Good for you, Youngblood! Sometimes things really work out the way they should.

teddi graham

August 18th, 2011
11:42 am

I’m so happy to hear that Youngblood is coming back! Saturday mornings were not the same without him. Thank God!

Honey lala

August 18th, 2011
11:43 am

Welcome back youngblood we missed your love for the orignal old school and the memories you have are refreshing. Looking forward to listening again.

finally

August 18th, 2011
11:58 am

This is awesome, and I am so glad that Cox radio listened to it’s audience. That rarely happens!!! Welcome back ‘Blood, I will be listening all morning…….”Many a tear has to fall…but it’s all…in the game.”

Buns

August 18th, 2011
12:03 pm

Awesome…now I can get back to getting busy on saturday mornings….welcome back!!!!

Cami

August 18th, 2011
12:08 pm

YAY!!!!! Can’t wait for Saturday morning to start. My day will go a lot better now.

Camille

August 18th, 2011
12:09 pm

Welcome back Youngblood,now I can turn my radio on again on saturday morning and get my dance moves on!!!

Wink

August 18th, 2011
12:10 pm

How much did someone want to make for working one day a week?

TRUTH

August 18th, 2011
12:11 pm

Good for you ‘Blood!! I guess KISS got the message, when it works for your listeners, it works for your station. Now if they will just cut Frank Ski & Wanda and put Ryan in the Morning Drive, then we can take the station seriously. Welcome Bac, ‘Blood. We’re on the West Coast now, but will be listening via the net.

Tracy

August 18th, 2011
12:12 pm

Welcome back Youngblood! We’ve missed you and so have the listeners. Now I can tune back in on Saturday mornings!

SAB

August 18th, 2011
12:12 pm

FINALLY!!! Somebody @ KISS listened to the audience!!! This is definitely the People’s Choice for Saturday mornings!!! Welcome back Youngblood.. you were MISSED BIG TIME !!!

Oldies But Goodies

August 18th, 2011
12:16 pm

Can’t wait!!!!!! Welcome Back Blood!!!!

Yolanda

August 18th, 2011
12:18 pm

…Nothing but the Blood!

J-J

August 18th, 2011
12:18 pm

I agree- Welcome back Youngblood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

North always beats the south

August 18th, 2011
12:18 pm

Thank you KISS for listened to the audience!!! We miss you Youngblood welcome back.

Peacheysweet

August 18th, 2011
12:19 pm

Thanks KISS for waking up and paying attention to your listeners…really missed the old school way that Youngblood delivers on Saturday mornings…he’s not just making up stuff to talk about he has experienced it the way most of his “baby boomer” listeners have. A few hours out of a Saturday morning line-up dedicated to “the REAL old school”! Again, thanks KISS and welcome back Youngblood, we really, really missed you!

RadioLady

August 18th, 2011
12:22 pm

This is very good news.

Talulah

August 18th, 2011
12:24 pm

I am so glad Youngblood is back! He is the best! I love his stories.

The Real Fan

August 18th, 2011
12:31 pm

Now I can go back to listening again. I stopped when he left.

HotDog

August 18th, 2011
12:31 pm

I am soo happy that Youngblood is back! He’s the man in this town. I can hardly wait until Saturday at 7:00 am. Youngblood is “THE MAN”

Youngblood Fan

August 18th, 2011
12:32 pm

Great! Now I will go back to listening to KISS on Saturday mornings. Welcome back Youngblood – you were truly missed!

The Real Fan

August 18th, 2011
12:32 pm

Likes vs. haters 18-1!

Long Time Youngblood Fan

August 18th, 2011
12:42 pm

Now I will start listing to Kiss 104.1 again. Can’t wait til Saturday morning!

Ms. NYC

August 18th, 2011
12:44 pm

OH YES Youngblood – I’ll be there Saturday am! :) Lova ya Baby

Love Youngblood!

August 18th, 2011
12:45 pm

I’m so glad he’s coming back! I loved listening to him on Saturday mornings. He takes us back and brings up sweet memories. God Bless!

Grandma

August 18th, 2011
12:47 pm

Good news! Me and my honey use to hang around all Saturday morning listening to “Blood”. My honey passed away now but I will forever cherish the memories, especially now! Thanks for this good news!

ziza

August 18th, 2011
12:47 pm

very glad YB is back! i havent listened to 104 since he’s been gone. i was so mad. saturdays were not the same without him on the radio. and yes if someone would just make frank ski and wanda go away, atlanta can be taken seriously as a radio market. WELCOME BACK YOUNGBLOOD!!!! MWAH!

Rosebud

August 18th, 2011
12:48 pm

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!! I love me some Youngblood and really miss how he makes us Big Girls feel the love. Welcome Home, Blood.

Gigithebartender

August 18th, 2011
12:50 pm

I was one of those who complained. Saturdays was my cleaning morning listening to the radio. I literally took them off my preset stations in the car. Thank goodness we listeners still have a voice in what we listen to on Saturday in Atlanta!!!

dottaye

August 18th, 2011
12:52 pm

HALLELUAH!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! PRAYER DOES WORK!!! MY MAN YOUNGBLOOD IS COMMING BACK!!! OH YESSS!!! I’M FINALLY GOING TO HEAR SOME REAL MUSIC ON THE RADIO!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! NOW YOU KNOW WHEN HE IS ON, IT’S GONNA BE HARD TO GET HIM ON THE PHONE CAUSE EVERYBODY IN THE ATL WILL BE CALLING TO WELCOME HIM BACK. YOUNGBLOOD BABYDOLL PRECIOUS GIFT OF CLASSIC OLD SCHOOL MUSIC, THE GREAT GURU OF THE HISTORY OF THE REAL MUSIC, WELCOME BACK BABY!! YOU HAVE MADE ME ONE VERY HAPPY WOMAN!! I’M GONNA TURN MY MUSIC UP LOUD!! CAUSE ME MISS YOU!! YOU SATURDAY MORNING CROWD!!! YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!

True Blood Fan

August 18th, 2011
12:56 pm

Blood, this is the second time we have had to call the Blood Nation into action. Welcome back to the airwaves!!!! Now my Saturday morning is back to normal.

Thank you Mr. Kidd for working this out for Atlanta and the Blood Nation. I am now putting my Ipod away.

so tired of your talk

August 18th, 2011
12:56 pm

dattaye, you are silly… but cute… glad that youngblood is returning!

dottaye

August 18th, 2011
12:59 pm

NOW I CAN FINALLY CLEAN MY HOUSE!! I’M GONNA GET UP EARLY AND TURN UP MY RADIO AND JUST HAVE MYSELF A GRAND OLD TIME WITH MY MAN YOUNGBLOOD. OOH!! I’M JUST SOOO HAPPY!! CAN’T WAIT FOR SATURDAY MORNING!! KISS 104.01…YALL TREAT THIS MAN RIGHT!! THIS MAN IS A BEAUTIFUL TREASURE TO KEEP!!!

Dawne Dawson

August 18th, 2011
12:59 pm

Best news I’ve heard all week!! Looking forward to Saturday morning!

ADS

August 18th, 2011
1:00 pm

Start this saturday with “Hot Line” or “Boogie Fever” by the Sylvers

dottaye

August 18th, 2011
1:01 pm

SO TIRED-YES….I ADMIT…I’M A LITTLE “SWIRLED IN THA HEAD” BUT I AM CUTE, AND I LOVE YOUNGBLOOD! LOL!

Dee

August 18th, 2011
1:01 pm

So glad you’re back. Now I can drive to work finger-popping all the way!

Funkateer since the age of 12

August 18th, 2011
1:06 pm

HALLELUAH!! THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!

I listen very little and finally stopped listening after The Blood left.

Come this saturday morning, a little sinshine will rise!!

WELCOME BACK BLOOD!!! (look at me. I’m cabbage patchin’ like a white dude :-}

Smokey's Mom

August 18th, 2011
1:07 pm

Oh so glad to have you back Youngblood. Saturday house cleaning and car washing wasn’t the same without you.

Thanks Cox!

Renee' Scurlock

August 18th, 2011
1:12 pm

Communication is a 2 way street. THANKS KISS 104.1 for listening to Atlanta and bringing back Youngblood .
Pepper
Fayetteville

Fan1

August 18th, 2011
1:19 pm

I can get back to laughing and cleaning, oh yeah a few old skool moves to boot! Great News!

Silks

August 18th, 2011
1:22 pm

OH MY GOODNESS…….I WILL BE TUNED IN THIS SATURDAY. I, TOO, HAD STOPPED LISTENING TO THE STATION.

Old School Girl

August 18th, 2011
1:26 pm

I am in class working working on my doctorate, and I yelled out in class.. YES! When I read this announcement. I am certain my colleagues think that I am crazy. It hasn’t been the same without Youngblood. Since you left, I havent’s tried to try to be up at 7:00 am. I just went on my way. The other D.J., just talked way TOOO loud so early in the morning, and more appropirate for the party scene in the evening. Furthermore, there wasn’t a story behind the music. Youngblood…I could not be happier. Thanks to the KISS 104.1 and to Youngblood for ‘compromising’, a term that seems like a weakness in the political climate in which we live. I will be there on Saturday morning, and I know the ratings will be going through the roof on Saturday morning.I am so happy! O.K., back to statistics.

Mzsan

August 18th, 2011
1:28 pm

OH HAPPY DAY, Youngblood is coming back to Saturday mornings!! Thanks Kiss 104.1 for hearing the cries of the city. Going to have to buy me a new broom so I can sing, dance and sweep. LOL..WELCOME BACK BLOOD:-)

Ken

August 18th, 2011
1:39 pm

Courtney

August 18th, 2011
1:40 pm

I am sooooooooooo HAPPY!!!! This news has made my day. Will be ready this Saturday to dance the day away to some good music!!! Can’t wait to hear “THE VOICE”!!!!

Thuressa

August 18th, 2011
1:41 pm

Thank goodness because my house hasn’t been truly, deep cleaned since April! LOL! I’m so excited that I’m getting my Saturday morning dates back. WELCOME BACK YOUNGBLOOD. I really missed you.

Ms_Decatur

August 18th, 2011
1:55 pm

He said at Flashback this past Saturday to be looking for his return soon.

Sparethehiprocrisy

August 18th, 2011
1:56 pm

GREAT NEWS! Youngblood gets me thru my wait at the beauty shop!

TCB_ATL

August 18th, 2011
1:56 pm

Glad he’s back..Saturday mornings just is not the same “Young Blood Don’t Be So Mean”