Born in 1959 Andy is the brother of Liz Kershaw and had an early obsession with Bob Dylan.
He was the Entertainments Secretary at Leeds University and ran concerts for two and a half years. He organised concerts by The Clash, Elvis Costello and Black Uhuru, among others.
He began his broadcasting career in September 1984 with a report for the BBC 2 Television show Whistle Test.
In 1985, Andy was invited by Radio 1 to present his own show. As his own tastes evolved so did the content of the radio show. Andy is heavily into African music.
Andy presented his Radio 1 show for 15 years until May 2000 to be replaced by a dance music programme.
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Inviting you to listen show in 1987 with Ladysmith Black Mambazo (mp3file)
Heated Interview with Sigue Sigue Sputnik in 1988 (32kbps mp3)
Journey to Timbuctu (April 1989)
Listen to Andy's show on Sunday Night (1995)
moving to Saturday 9-11pm