Helen Young (radio manager)
Helen Agnes Young
22 March 1926
Hawera, New Zealand
|Died||2 August 2019 (aged 93)|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Known for||Manager of RNZ Concert|
Born in Hawera on 22 March 1926, Young was the daughter of Agnes Isabel Young (née Bartholomew) and Andrew Morton Young. She went to London, where she studied at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After working at the music library of the British Arts Council and the British Institute of Recorded Sound, she returned to New Zealand. She was manager of RNZ Concert for 12 years, and worked for Radio New Zealand for 35 years in all. In the 1987 Queen's Birthday Honours, Young was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to broadcasting, and she received the award for "Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting" at the 1990 New Zealand Radio Awards.
- "Former RNZ Concert Manager Helen Young has died". Upbeat. RNZ. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
- "Helen Young death notice". Dominion Post. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
- "Young, Helen Agnes, 1926–". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
- "No. 50950". The London Gazette (4th supplement). 13 June 1987. p. 32.
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