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Former KIOA announcer sues over job loss

Former announcer Dic Youngs has filed a claiming he was forced to retire from his at KIOA because of his age.

Youngs claims in the lawsuit, filed Monday in Polk County , that he was forced into retirement in September 2007 at the age of 66. Youngs, who worked at KIOA for 41 years, seeks unspecified damages from the radio ’s owner, Michigan-based .

His attorney declined comment.

Saga’s general for the Des Moines stations, Bill Wells, said it was Youngs who mentioned retirement. Wells says Youngs still works for Saga on nights on KRNT in Des Moines.

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