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About Yasmin Young

 

Hailing from Tucson, Arizona by way of Tallahassee, Florida, Yasmin Young is living a dream, not only as one of Charlotte, North Carolina's #1 radio station, WPEG Power 98ís Morning Show Co-Host and an avid music lover, but she has also become a staple in the Queen City and surrounding area as a community leader and an inspiration to many young girls and single moms.

 

Though it was by accident, Yasmin found her passion in radio and djing, after moving from Arizona to Tallahassee to attend Florida A&M University. She was elected to student government, where she met Lady J, who was also in student government and a radio personality at the college radio station.  Lady J invited Yasmin, a freshman to play a small role on the radio show, that later ended, but it was just the beginning of her journey in radio. Yasmin learned turntable fundamentals while staying on at WAMF now WANM. Honing in on her skills, Yasmin bought her first set of Technic 1200's, a mixer, amp, and speakers in 1998 to become more proficient.

 

Yasmin outgrew the college radio station, she went on to secure an internship at 96.1 a cumulus station with Terri Thomas, the midday diva, who guided her to the next level. In 1999, Yasmin landed another great opportunity to showcase her skills. At WVHT, Hot 105.7, Yasmin quickly worked up the ranks from weekend personality, nights, to midday and eventually promotions director.

 

Believing in the power of education, in 2000, Yasmin pursued her Master's Degree in media from New York Univeristy. Upon returning to Tallahassee in 2002, she was then hired by WWLD, Blazin' 102.3 as a local producer/news reporter for the nationally-syndicated Doug Banks Morning Show. Yasmin improved her skills by working weekends, while also becoming a promotional spokesperson and event emcee.

 

Yasmin's sacrifices and hard work paid off. In May of 2009 she was promoted to doing nights at Blazin' 102.3. In April of 2010, less than a year after her previous promotion, Yasmin was recruited for the #1 station in Charlotte, leaping from market #162 to #24.

 

Yasmin has since hosted many events and has taken on the responsibility of being a community leader and activist, using her many skills, talents, and resources to give back and empower teens and women.

 

When asked why she takes such an interest in the community, Yasmin proudly answers, "I love to meet and build a rapport with people." "Rolling up my sleeves and getting into the community and streets is the best way I know how to do that". She also expresses that it makes her feel good to know that she is giving back and contributing to the advancement of her community.

 

Yasmin's community involvement goes deeper than just showing up and supporting community events. She is also a single moms advocate and she truly inspires and empowers women and teens to grow their businesses and work hard. She states that she's passionate about empowering women because "As a woman, I want to make sure that we are respected and are able to be successful as we desire to be!"

 

What does Yasmin hope to accomplish by reaching out in the community and empowering women? In her own words, she states, "I want women in particular, of all educational and economic backgrounds to realize that they are powerful and can accomplish their goals, no matter what." She continues, "Women are so important in this world, they are the backbone of society." Yasmin concludes with, "I just love to reach out to women with that message, I also love to encourage women to help each other build by supporting each other because that's what makes us successful."

 

Yasmin is also no stranger to her own achievements and accomplishments. She has received the TJ's DJ's Platinum Needle Award, Ozone Magazine's Sexiest Female DJ recognition, and nominations for Break-Out Personality and Best Female DJ at the Southern Entertainment Awards. Though inspired by music itself, Yasmin credits and looks up to media veterans such as Terri Thomas, Hurricane Dave, Terri Avery, Miss Jones, Wendy Williams, Oprah, Ellen and Tyra Banks for the truly amazing personality and DJ that she is today.

 

 

 

 

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