Distinctive voice in Youngstown rock radio Lynn Davis retires from Y-103


She stumbled on the radio and would stay in business for 31 years

by: WKBN employees

Posted: May 1, 2021 / 6:33 AM EDT
Updated: May 1, 2021 / 6:33 AM EDT

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Friday was the last on-air shift for one of the most distinctive voices ever to be heard on Youngstown radio.

The names Lynn Davis and Y-103 have been synonymous for over 30 years.

She stumbled on the radio and would stay in business for 31 years.

Her college degree is in criminology.

If you want to hear a classic rock song around noon, Davis could help you out.

She ran the Y-103 lunch, which was a very popular show and was one of her greatest connections with the audience.

“That I put my main tool in the toolkit and connect with our listening audience through lunch, my Veterans Day tribute show that I’ve always loved,” said Davis. “I learned so much about veterans on my trip here with Y-103 and the security forces in general, and I thank all of them for the service and protection they offer us.”

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Bill Kelly, manager of Y-103, said Davis put her arms around her audience and hugged each other tightly. They hugged her back.

“There will always be a place for her at Y-103,” said Kelly.

Davis plans to spend more time hiking and biking now.