Andrew Wilkow

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Andrew Wilkow
Andrew Steven Wilkow

(1972-08-18) August 18, 1972 (age 47)
EducationUniversity of Florida
Occupationconservative political talk radio host

Andrew Steven Wilkow (born August 18, 1972) is a conservative political talk radio host on the Sirius XM Patriot channel on SIRIUS channel 125[1] and XM channel 125.[2] Until July 2006, Wilkow had been on WGY in Schenectady, New York, (weekday mornings) and WABC in New York City (Sunday mornings).[3] He calls himself the "next generation of great talk radio", a nickname given to him by Mark Levin.[4] Wilkow is also a contributor to the website Conservative Punk.[5] He has a television show on TheBlaze.

Wilkow was raised in the Long Island town of Bellmore, New York, where he attended Hebrew school prior to his Bar mitzvah. Wilkow's interest in radio began during his freshman year of college at SUNY Delhi at that college's campus station, WDTU. After transferring from Delhi to a local community college where he obtained his associate degree, he finished his college education at the University of Florida, graduating in 1996 with a degree in Communications.[6][self-published source] While there, he held an airshift at that school's commercially run WRUF-FM and was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Before entering talk radio in 2002 he had stints as a disc jockey at WCLG-FM in Morgantown, West Virginia, (as "Andrew Steele")[7] and at WMRQ in Hartford, Connecticut (as "Wilkow"). Wilkow became a regular Sunday morning host at WABC while keeping his air shift at WMRQ. When WMRQ switched format from alternative rock to hip hop, he moved into talk radio full-time when he filled the 5-7 p.m. shift on WGY in October 2003.[6][self-published source] After becoming a ratings success, Wilkow moved to the 9-11:40 a.m. slot in May 2005, replacing Glenn Beck, when WGY wanted to clear the third hour of Sean Hannity. At WGY, Wilkow became known for being a vocal rival of the Democratic party in Albany (which he refers to as the "entrenched Democratic Machine".)

In June 2006, Wilkow announced his departure from both WGY and WABC in order to host a talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio; his last show on WGY was July 14, and his last show on WABC was on July 30.[8] Since August 9, 2006, Wilkow has hosted his own program on the Sirius Patriot channel on Sirius Satellite radio, The Wilkow Majority. The advertising for the program claims it is rooted in "one thing and one thing only, and that is rational thought."[9]

On August 23, 2006, Wilkow returned to the airwaves of WABC, where he filled in for regular weekday host Mark Levin.[10] On July 14, 2007 Wilkow married Brittany, the daughter of WABC program director, Phil Boyce.

He currently hosts a three-hour session beginning at 9 A.M. West/12 P.M. East Monday-Friday, with replays after Rusty Humphries in the evenings and on weekends.[1] He frequently appeared as a panelist on TheBlaze internet program Real News from the Blaze. Wilkow joined TheBlaze in a new show called Wilkow!.

On June 27, 2014, Wilkow announced through social media that he will no longer be hosting Wilkow! on The Blaze. On his radio program airing that same day, Wilkow cited the reason was related to his desire to spend more time with his children.

Wilkow appears in Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie, a 2016 documentary film about 80s hard rock band Bang Tango; directed by Drew Fortier.

On January 31, 2018 Andrew Wilkow started hosting a new version of Wilkow on CRTV, which would merge with TheBlaze to form BlazeTV later in 2018. The beginning of Wilkows show on CRTV follows the same tagline as his radio show of stating "Patriot First, Conservative Second, and Republican Third" Wilkow also makes it a point to close his Television show with tagline "The arguments on this television program will not be broken."

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  1. ^ a b "Andrew Wilkow". SIRIUS Satellite Radio. 2011. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Sirius XM Patriot". XM Radio. 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  3. ^ McGuire, Mark (10 July 2006). "Wilkow Takes Leap to Satellite Radio". The Albany Times Union.
  4. ^ Bond, Paul (14 October 2010). "Talk Radio Scrambles for New Talent". Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ St. John, Warren (21 March 2004). "A Bush Surprise: Fright-Wing Support". The New York Times.
  6. ^ a b "About". Wilkow Majority. 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  7. ^ Burke, Katie (May 5, 1999). "What you don't see and hear when you dial the request line at a radio station". The Daily Athenaeum. West Virginia University. Archived from the original on September 6, 2006. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
  8. ^ "WGY Host to Leave for SIRIUS". The Times Union. 9 June 2006.
  9. ^ "Political Talk on Sirius". SIRIUS. 2011. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  10. ^ Perry, Claudia (22 June 2006). "Radio Notes". The Times Union.

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