Radio Cambridgeshire Presenters
Andie uses all those years of experience as a teacher to sort out all those badly behaved organisations in the county and help you with your consumer problems. Listen every weekday from 9am to 12.30pm.
Q: Andie, give us a potted history of your life so far...
A: I was born in Magor, Gwent in 1947 but soon moved to Santon Downham in Suffolk before finding my true home in Norfolk in 1956. After leaving school in 1966 I worked for a year before going to teacher training college in Manchester.
I taught at Fetwell Primary School in Norfolk for 18 years before moving to Great Abington in Cambridgeshire where I taught until taking early retirement in 1997.
In April 1998 I became the sports producer here at Radio Cambridgeshire until taking over as Drivetime presenter in 2002. In 2004 I landed this job as Mid-morning presenter - the one I always wanted!
I am divorced but luckily have two 'children', Adam born in 1970 and Ceri who came along in 1973. They both live and work in London. I have lived in Reed, Herts with my partner Christine since 'the day of the gales' October 16th 1987. We all support Liverpool FC, it's compulsory!
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: When I was very young I wanted to be a train driver but in my teens I wanted to be a radio DJ. It was a long wait!
Q: What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?
A: Reporting on my first football match for this station from a room at the back of the clubhouse, I proudly announced the cup game had finished as a draw only to find they were playing extra time when I re-emerged. The next phone call still haunts me but luckily I am still here!
Q: What's the worst job you've ever had?
A: Junior librarian at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. I hated it.
Q: Do you have a catchphrase?
A: "Has the world gone mad?"
Q: What was the first record you ever bought?
A: 'Walk on by' by Leroy Van Dyke.
Q: What's your favourite food?
A: Indian, but I'll eat anything apart from most sea food.
Q: When Hollywood comes calling, who'll play you?
A: Clint Eastwood... hopefully I will also be chosen to play him when the time comes!
Q: In a fire, what would you rescue first?
A: The cat and family photographs.
Q: What do you do to relax?
A: A long, hot bath or watching the ducks at play on my pond!
You can listen to Andie, along with Mark and Carol from the mid-morning team, every weekday from 9am to 12.30pm. If you want to get in touch with Andie, or need any help sorting out your consumer problems, send him an e-mail.
last updated: 03/06/2009 at 13:47