About Andy Ridenour
A native son of Washington, DC, veteran broadcaster Andy Ridenour spent many nights of his childhood listening to local radio shows and dreaming of having his own show someday. Now, after 45 years working in most aspects of radio and TV broadcasting elsewhere, that dream is fulfilled. Andy thinks his 3-hour Thursday radio program is more than a dream come true. He’s playing the songs he loves – from the roots of bluegrass, country and Americana music legends to current and rising stars. He has had the good fortune to have worked with some of the greatest roots music artists during his 28 years as executive producer of NPR’s Mountain Stage, the eclectic 2-hour music shown aired on WAMU Sunday evenings. He thought he retired in 2011 but after returning to Washington and marrying his college sweetheart he became a volunteer at Bluegrass Country which gave him the opportunity finally to have a voice in his hometown. Andy is the father of two daughters, has two step-sons, he is an avid golfer and an inductee in the West Virginia Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.