I'm very fortunate to be one of the few people who can say "I love my job."
Radio has always been a part of my life. Whether it was sitting in the kitchen as a toddler, watching my mom sing along to Neil Diamond, or my father enjoying big band music. I loved the emotion it could elicit from people. I was fascinated how a certain announcer or song could make someone focus completely on this little box emitting sounds.
I never thought I'd have a career in the industry though, because I hadn't the faintest idea of how to get the ball rolling.
Prior to radio I worked in a warehouse, where I'd make announcements over the intercom. Birthdays, well wishes, that kind of thing.
I figured that would be as close as I'd ever get to hearing myself in a broadcasting capacity. It's funny how life works because in the same week, two people came up to me and said I should work for a radio station. As fate would have it, an ad in the paper for a radio school in Montreal popped up that same week. It caught my attention, and the rest is history.
I've since worked at multi-cultural stations, news stations and on the reserve in Kahnawake.
In 2011 I made a decision that would change my life forever. I decided to move away from home (out of province in fact) to work for Valley Heritage Radio.
It’s been the best decision I've ever made.
Since then my family has joined me up here and we had our first child. Little Man, as I call him.
I love this area. The people are inspirational in the way they care about their neighborus and the community. I couldn't ask for a better place to now call home.
Join me Monday through Friday from 6 to 11 a.m. and you’ll hear "Headlines making Headlines" at 8:40, my "Joke of the Day" at 7:07, "Birthdays, Anniversaries and New Arrivals" at 7:20 and 8:20 and our "Animal of the Week" Thursday's at 9:40.
P.S. Apologies for the "Dad" jokes that cause eye rolls and groans at 7:07 every morning
The Morning Show
Catch Andrew Cartwright on the Morning Show Monday to Friday from 6 to 11:30 a.m. for great tunes, bad jokes, and that laugh. Ohhh, that laugh.
Watch for his regular features including hear "Headlines making Headlines" at 8:40, his "Joke of the Day" at 7:07, "Birthdays, Anniversaries and New Arrivals" at 7:20 and 8:20 and our "Animal of the Week" Thursdays at 9:40.
And did we mention that Andrew is a champion chili chef? And he has a brown belt? Did you know he survived a run-in with a women’s roller derby team? And almost killed Dai Bassett with a jellybean? See … we told you … don’t miss the Morning Show.