Andy Frost (radio personality)

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Andy Frost
Born
Andrew J. Frost

(1956-04-15) April 15, 1956 (age 62)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Alma mater Kelvin H.S. and Gordon Bell H.S.
Occupation Radio personality, Voice Actor, Emcee, Club Host, Narration & Voice Overs

Andy Frost (born April 15, 1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a former Toronto radio personality with Q-107 and AM 640, and the former public address announcer at the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs, having served in the role from 1999-2016. He replaced long-time PA announcer, Paul Morris who retired at the end of the 1998/99 hockey season.

Shows

Andy Frost is a radio personality for CILQ (Q107), a radio station with a classic rock format, and AM 640 a talk radio station, both based in Toronto, Ontario. His shows include "Psychedelic Psunday", "Frost Overnight", "The Post Game Show with Andy Frost" (formerly known as "Leaf Talk") and "Frost on Ice".

Early life and education

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Frost was heavily influenced by the very strong radio market there, and the sensational local music scene. Late at night, if the signal was clear, he would frequently tune in WLS 890 in Chicago to listen to something different than what was offered in his hometown.

In his teens, Frost had a variety of jobs, including working with juvenile delinquents and severely intellectually disabled children, selling newspaper subscriptions for the Winnipeg Tribune, and working as a professional waiter and a fashion model.

Radio career

Frost's broadcast career started in Winnipeg in the late 1970s. He first worked as a volunteer disc jockey, hosting an on-air music program at the University of Manitoba's college station CJUM-FM 101.5. In 1979, he joined 92 CITI-FM as a disc jockey and later became their music director. During his tenure at 92 CITI-FM, he also worked as the radio commentator for the Winnipeg Jets for CITI-FM's sister station 58 CKY-AM. He moved to Toronto in the fall of 1985. Andy began his Radio career in 1978 as a Volunteer hosting an on-air music program at the University of Manitoba's college station CJUM-FM 101.5. In the Fall of 1979, Andy was offered a position at local FM Powerhouse, the 360,000 Watt 92 CITI FM, where he had the benefit of working with a Staff that included "Brother" Jake Edwards, Terry Dimonte, Howard Mandshein, Steve Young, Gary "Magic" Christian and others. Andy was named Music Director of CITI FM shortly thereafter. During his tenure at 92 CITI-FM, he also worked as the radio commentator for the Winnipeg Jets for CITI-FM's sister station 58 CKY-AM. He moved to Toronto in the fall of 1985 when he was offered the position of Music Director at Q107 Toronto, along with hosting a new show called Psychedelic Psunday. As a part of corporate restructuring, Frost was let go in May 2018 after being with Q107 for a total of 33 years.

Hockey Broadcasting

As the color commentator for the NHL's Winnipeg Jets for 3 seasons (1982-1985), Frost returned to work on radio covering NHL Hockey in Toronto. Toronto is one of Canada's largest hockey markets and Frost broke into the competitive market in 1996 as the host of the post-game show "Leaf Talk" on AM 640. Further, Frost was the Public Address Announcer / Voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1999-2000 season when the Toronto Maple Leafs moved to their new venue, the Air Canada Centre, until he was not re-signed after the 2015-2016 season.[1]

Psychedelic Psunday

Psychedelic Psunday aired on Toronto's Q107 every Sunday until May 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program consisted entirely of music from the psychedelic era, spanning from 1965 to 1975. The program began with Alice Cooper's rendition of "Hello Hooray". Andy Frost, hosted from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Beatles and Pink Floyd were most commonly heard throughout the program.

Frost Overnight on Q-107

Andy Frost keeps the late night listeners of Q107 company during the Frost Overnight Show, from Midnight to 5:00am, Monday night through Thursday night, with a wide selection of classic rock tracks.

The Post Game Show with Andy Frost

Andy was also the host of "The Post Game Show with Andy Frost" which aired after every Toronto Maple Leaf game on AM640 Toronto Radio. Andy invited listeners to call in and share their thoughts on the game. Many new and regular callers (such as Mike in Buffalo) frequent the show and provide commentary and analysis on the game. The show is full of in-depth commentary, analysis, updates on the night's action and listeners calls and comments. As AM 640 says, "It's the fans who have the final say". The show started in 1996 under the name "Leaf Talk". In January 2013, the show's title was changed to "The Post Game Show with Andy Frost" because AM 640 no longer has the broadcast rights for the Toronto Maple Leaf games. Nonetheless, the hockey tradition continued after every game under the new title: "The Post Game Show with Andy Frost". On October 8, 2015, Andy Frost announced on Twitter that the Post Game Show had been discontinued.

Frost on Ice

Andy is also the host of a new show called "Frost on Ice". "Frost on Ice" airs on Friday at 5 PM on the new Bill Carroll's show on AM 640.

Radiography

Year Station Program
1978-89 CJUM University of Manitoba Radio announcer
1975-85 92 CITI FM Radio Personality
1982-85 CKY 58 Color Commentator for the Winnipeg Jets
1985-88 Q~107 FM Music Director and host of "Psychedlic Psunday"
1988-89 Q~107 FM Program Director
1991-97 Rock Radio Network Host of "Overnight" syndicated across Canada on 24 stations and broadcast via satellite internationally
1998–present Q~107 FM Host of "Psychedlic Psunday"
2006–present Q~107 FM Host of "Frost Overnight"
1996-2015 AM 640 Host of "Leaf Talk"
(As of January 2013, the show was called "The Post Game Show with Andy Frost")
1999-2012 AM 640 Host of "The Leafs Tonight" pre-game show for all Toronto Maple Leaf road games
2013–present AM 640 Host of "Frost on Ice"

References

  1. ^ Andy Frost Will Be Missed as Maple Leafs PA Announcer

External links

  • Q107 bio page
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