Harold Young originally from Los Angeles, California 4 th of 5 children – Father was a head chef at several restaurants and business. Mother was a homemaker. Growing up in South Central LA, has always been a lover of music and helping others. In his neighborhood, he would take groceries to the elderly and spend time with time, His first job after his duty in the United States Marines Corp, was working at Motown Records in the radio promotions department. After leaving Motown and later working at A&M Records (Janet Jackson, Herb Albert) and later Zoo Entertainment (Phyllis Hyman and the Dells)
Married to Kim for 25 years. They have (6) children His family moved to Macon, Georgia in June 2008, to serve as Minister of Music for Community Church of God – under the leadership of Pastor David K. Biggers. Then he was employed by WMGT- 41 NBC as an Account Executive then later worked for Power 107.1 as an Account in less than a year, Harold was promoted to be the General Sales Manager for the radio station, After leaving the radio station for a few years, the VP Claudel Price called to inform him that they have purchased a Gospel radio station and asked him to the local air personality. Harold was introduced to Middle Georgia as Praise 99.5FM Mid day Personality at the 2014 Praise Fest at Washington Park concert featuring William Murphy and Isaac Caree’ He produced the Festival of Praise concert with Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond and Erica Campbell and many concerts, such as “Peace in the Park” – where he put his money up to bring the community together to pray for peace in the community – over 3k people showed up.
Harold is currently serving, as Interim Executive Director for The Tubman Museum here in Macon, He is responsible for producing the talent for Pan African Festival of Georgia where he has grown the festival from a few hundreds to thousands over a 2 day period.
Harold has brought The SOS Band, Brick, Lakeside, Midnight Star Regina Belle and Gospel Greats – John P. Kee, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Beverly Crawford.
For the Tubman’s All That Jazz – he has produced the concerts with Stephanie Mills, Will Downing, After 7, Regina Belle, Peabo Byson, Patti Labelle – Jeffrey Osborne Recently, Harold was moved by the killings and shooting in Macon and he organized a Town Hall meeting at the Tubman – Help organize the “Get out the Vote” with Michael Baisen and recently starting meeting with the sheriffs and elected officials to find a way get the guns off the streets. From the Town Hall meeting, there has been several organizations and individuals that have been motivated to continue this journey to make our city safe. Harold just recently received The Communication Award from The NAACP, The Community Award from Dr. Dianne Hollis (GA State Ambassador)
For the last (6) years Harold would take his personal money and not only feed families during the holidays – but he would purchase full cooked meals for these families and personally distribute them on Thanksgiving. He would distribute needed items to the less fortunate. His favorite saying is “LORD MAKE ME A BLESSING TO BE A BLESSING”
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