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Dave Young


Long-time manager and owner of KSID Sidney David Young settled in Nebraska from New Jersey by way of Wyoming. Upon graduation from the University of Wyoming in 1951, he entered radio at KFBC in Cheyenne. After a few years, he moved to Sidney to manage two-year-old KSID in 1954 making it his permanent home.

Dave served on the Nebraska Broadcasters Association board of directors and was vice president in 1957, and was elected president in 1958.

In 1961 David married Elizabeth, and the following year he and his new family went into station ownership buying KSID.

Dave was active in civic organizations, was a member of the Sidney city council, and gathered news for KSID at more meetings than he could remember. During his tenure, he built KSID FM signing it on in 1973.

David stayed at the helm of KSID until 1986. When he died in 1990, his wife Elizabeth took over as president and manager of KSID. Their daughter Susan Ernest was named general manager in 2001.

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