Dave Young, the “Voice of the Alices” to be honored with Media Award Thursday

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Dave Young, “Voice of the Alices”, to be honored Thursday  The longtime “Voice of the Alices” on WZDM‐FM Radio, Dave Young, is this year’s recipient of the IHSAA’s  Distinguished Media Service Award for District 3.    Young’s contributions to education‐based athletics will be recognized this Thursday (Feb. 1) at Vincennes  Lincoln High School when the Alices host Big Eight Conference rival Washington in boys basketball action.  Commissioner Bobby Cox and Sports Information Director Jason Wille will make the presentation.    Young is in his 30th year of broadcasting with 92.1 FM, WZDM in Vincennes, an affiliate of The Original  Company network of stations throughout southwestern Indiana and Illinois. As Programming and Sports  Director, he hosts the Morning Show each weekday on the station’s airwaves  and streamed at WZDM.com. He also provides radio play‐by‐play for  Vincennes Lincoln’s sports teams in football, baseball, basketball, softball,  soccer and volleyball. It’s estimated that he has voiced over 3,000 sports  broadcasts during that time and another 3,000+ local radio sports reports each  year focusing on middle school, high school and Vincennes University studentathletes. He includes the 2002 IHSAA state championship won by the Alices’  baseball team among his most special behind the microphone.    Young, 64, was born in Indianapolis, is a 1971 graduate of Broad Ripple High  School and went on to earn degrees from Vincennes University and Indiana  State University. From 1976‐1983, he was Sports Director at Vincennes  University’s WVUB‐FM radio where he called play‐by‐play of Vincennes  University men’s and women’s basketball and baseball games. He also handled  television play‐by‐play of Vincennes University basketball and volleyball on  WVUT‐TV.    In 1983, Young joined WCBK radio in Martinsville to serve as Sports Director where he did play‐by‐play for  Martinsville High School football, basketball and baseball games. In 1988, he returned to Vincennes to work at  WZDM.    Over the years, he has won an A.P. state award for best Radio Sportscast and an A.P. state award for best Radio  Play by Play and twice has been recognized by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association with its  District P Media Award.    Young and his wife of 43 years, Patti, have two adult daughters Kim (Ryan) Condict and Kelli (Chad) Carie and  four grandchildren.    This is the 33rd year the IHSAA has recognized outstanding members of the Indiana news media from each of  its three legislative districts for excellence in the coverage of high school sports. District 3 covers 42 counties  across southern Indiana.  Award recipients are selected by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee from  nominations received from member school administrators. Dave is the second recipient to be honored this  school year joining Eric and Stacy Cox of the Knightstown Banner.

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