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Legendary broadcaster hangs up the mic

Last Updated Feb 10, 2017 at 11:20 am PDT

Summary

Andy Walsh is retiring after more than six decades in broadcasting

Radio legend steps away from the mic after 65 years in the business

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – After 20 years at NEWS 1130 and an amazing 65 years in broadcasting, NEWS 1130 Weekend Morning Anchor

Andy Walsh is hanging up his headphones.

Andy got his start in broadcasting at a little 50-watt station in Cornwall, Ontario. Over the next half century-plus, he made stops at CJIC in Sault Ste. Marie, CFRA in Ottawa, CJAD in Montreal and then called Vancouver and QMFM home for 25 years.

Andy joined NEWS 1130 soon after that stint and has been a steady, credible voice on our weekend programming ever since.

Andy holds an RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the Canadian News Hall of Fame.

He’s also a true witness to history and there is evidence to prove it. A feature story by Evening Show Producer John Streit on the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of JFK, featuring Andy and the late Brian Brenn, won an RTDNA award.

LISTEN: Special feature on the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy

 

Other notable interviews conducted by Andy include Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa.

His last day on the air will be February 13th.

 

LISTEN: NEWS 1130 Anchor John Ackermann speaks with Andy Walsh about his legendary career