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24 September 2014
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Andy Archer
Weekdays 1700-1900

When Andy got his first job in radio back in the 1960s on the pirate station Radio caroline, little did he realise that nearly 40 years later he'd be presenting a programme broadcast all over the world via the internet.

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Born in 1946 and education at Terrington High School and West Norfolk College of Art & Technology, Andy joined Radio caroline in 1967 following a period in the Royal Air Force.

Andy was the drivetime presenter on one of the first commercial radio stations in Britain, Radio Orwell in 1975. He also worked for commercial stations in Guildford, Exeter, Canterbury and Leicester. In 1981 Andy became Programme Director of Radio Nova in Dublin.

He answered the call of Aunty and joined the BBC in 1996 as a presenter with BBC Radio Suffolk before moving to Radio Norfolk in 1997.

Fact file

Grew up in: Norfolk
1st job: Gigolo
1st snog: Good question
1st car: Citroen 2CV
1st record: Please Please Me by The Beatles

Favourite Things

Food: Hebridean sea trout with home-made mayonnaise
Sandwich filling: Cold partridge and grated mature cheddar
Place in the world: Argyllshire
Place in Norfolk: North Norfolk
Item in Wardrobe: Ralph Lauren boxer shorts
Song: Autumn Song by Van Morrison
Film: M.Hulot's Holiday
TV Show as an adult: Louis Theroux
TV Show as a child: Andy Pandy of course
Colour: Red

How do you spend your leisure time: Leisurely! But with an interest in modern art and twentieth century classical music.

Person you’d most like to be trapped in a lift with:

Stephen Fry
Person you’d least like to be trapped in a lift with:
My bank manager

Which cartoon character do you most associate with:
Fred Flintstone

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