There are few recordings of Roby Yonge from the days after his firing from WABC New York for breaking format with his “The Beatle Paul is Dead” announcements. However, Yonge was a successful on-air Deejay in Miami for many years after the excitement wore off.

Heard here is an equally exciting recording of WAXY at a time when the station was still an AC station. Its Mid-Summer, 1985. Most visitors would be at the beach, or in gift shops, or in their cars, listening to WAXY for the Oldies this particular weekend. Roby Yonge is NOT the typical sounding jock in 1985. And perhaps that’s one thing that made his career so unique. He didn’t sound like all the rest. This is good, and I really think it does Roby some earned justice.

May he rest in peace.

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

4 thoughts on “Roby Yonge, 105.9 WAXY-FM Miami | July 7, 1985”
  1. Roby was very good at customizing recorded spots to the specifications of the advertiser. I heard that he could “squeeze” any amount of information into a sixty second spot. He did all the ads for the Levitz Furniture Warehouse. Those spots were played on radio and TV stations in South Florida.

  2. Roby was known as the “Big Kahuna” when he was on WQAM. I don’t know if he could really surf, but I think he tried on many occasions. Roby was a great talent who let his demons take over his life. He’s missed.

  3. Thank you for mentioning WQAM, Jay. The aircheck description failed to mention that Roby Yonge had been a deejay on the legendary Miami Top 40 station in the mid-’60s and in 1967 before joining WABC at the beginning of the following year. Which brings me to this question: Does anybody have any airchecks of Roby when he was on WQAM or Wa

  4. OOPS! A slip of the built-in mouse! I was asking if anybody had any Roby Yonge airchecks from WQAM and/or WABC. Much thanks to anybody who does.

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