Andy Frost (radio personality)
|Born||Andrew J. Frost
April 15, 1956
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|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 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.
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, Andy 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, Andy had a variety of jobs, including working with juvenile delinquents and severely retarded children, selling newspaper subscriptions for the Winnipeg Tribune, and working as a professional waiter and a fashion model.
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. Andy Frost has been with Q107 ever since.
As the color commentator for the NHL's Winnipeg Jets for 3 seasons (1982-1985), Andy returned to work on radio covering NHL Hockey in Toronto. Toronto is one of Canada's largest hockey markets and Andy broke into the competitive market in 1996 as the host of the post-game show "Leaf Talk" on AM 640. Further, Andy has been 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 retired after the 2015-2016 season.
Psychedelic Psunday airs on Toronto's Q107 every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program consists entirely of music from the psychedelic era, spanning from 1965 to 1975. The program always begins with Alice Cooper's rendition of "Hello Hooray". Andy Frost, hosts from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. At approximately 1:20 and 3:20, the game "Riffer Madness" is played. A riff from a song from the psychedelic era is played, and listeners can phone in and identify the song to win prizes. At 2:00, one side of a classic rock album from the psychedelic era is played in its entirety. This album side usually correlates with the topic of the current Classic Rock Weekend. Lastly, Andy takes calls, emails, and plays listeners' requests from 4 to 6 p.m. The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Beatles and Pink Floyd are 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 is also the host of "The Post Game Show with Andy Frost" which airs after every Toronto Maple Leaf game on AM640 Toronto Radio. Andy invites 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 continues 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.
|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"|