|Birth name||Andrew Kershaw|
|Born||9 November 1959|
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Andy Kershaw (born November 9, 1959 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester) is a British broadcaster, known predominantly as a champion of world music. In the United Kingdom, a blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend The University of Leeds is a major teaching and research University in Leeds, West Yorkshire; one of the largest in the United Kingdom with Events 694 - Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims sentencing all The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rochdale is a large Market town in Greater Manchester, England Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Events 694 - Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims sentencing all The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rochdale is a large Market town in Greater Manchester, England Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians
His shows feature a mix of country, blues, reggae, sounds from around Africa, folk music, Asian music and spoken word performance from the likes of Ivor Cutler and John Cooper Clarke. In Political geography and International politics, a country is a Political division of a geographical entity The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Asian music encompasses numerous different musical styles originating from a large number of Asian cultures Ivor Cutler (15 January 1923 &ndash 3 March 2006 was a Scottish Poet, Songwriter and Humorist. John Cooper Clarke (born January 25, 1949) is an English Performance poet from Salford, Greater Manchester; he is often
The son of a headmistress, Kershaw and his sister, fellow presenter Liz Kershaw, were born in Rochdale. Headmaster redirects here For the type of Transformers please see Headmaster (Transformers. Liz Kershaw (born 30 July, 1958, in Rochdale, Lancashire) is a high-profile female UK music broadcaster Rochdale is a large Market town in Greater Manchester, England  Kershaw attended Hulme Grammar School, before studying politics at University of Leeds, where he also held the office of Entertainments Secretary for Leeds University Union. Hulme Grammar School is an independent Grammar school situated on and around Chamber Road about three-quarters of a mile south of the centre of Oldham, Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions The University of Leeds is a major teaching and research University in Leeds, West Yorkshire; one of the largest in the United Kingdom with Leeds University Union (LUU is the representative body for the students at the University of Leeds, England.
His career in broadcasting started with Leeds station Radio Aire. Leeds ( is located on the River Aire in West Yorkshire, England 963 Radio Aire is the main Independent Local Radio station broadcasting in Leeds and is the sister station of Magic 828. He then moved to London and worked as a roadie for various acts, including Billy Bragg. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. "Roadie" redirects here For the 1980 movie see Roadie (film. Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England) better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who
He presented the music programme Whistle Test for BBC television in the mid-1980s which featured sessions from new and established acts, and during this period was one of the anchormen of the corporation's coverage of Live Aid. The Old Grey Whistle Test (usually abbreviated to Whistle Test or OGWT) was an influential BBC2 television music show that ran from 1971 Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia
He then joined the national pop network BBC Radio 1 to host a Sunday night show which, as his tastes broadened, eventually became a weekly outlet for world music, featuring acts and styles from all corners of the globe. He left the station after 15 years in 2000. Kershaw subsequently hosted a world music show on BBC Radio 3 and is a keen traveller.
In July 2003 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of music by the University of East Anglia, and in 2005 he was similarly honoured by his old university, University of Leeds (having failed to graduate originally). An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa ( Latin: 'for the sake of the honour' is an Academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding The University of East Anglia is a campus-based University located in Norwich, England, and founded in 1963
Andy was critical of Radio 1's scheduling after his friend John Peel died in 2004. John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004 known professionally as John Peel, was an English Disc jockey, radio
In June 2005 Kershaw criticised Bob Geldof over the choice of artists due to play at Live 8, saying the bills for the various concerts included few black performers and even fewer Africans. Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE, known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951, is an Irish singer Live 8 was a string of Benefit concerts that took place on 2 July, 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. This echoed his sentiments expressed over the choice of acts for Live Aid concert staged by Geldof in 1985. Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia
Andy has been involved with two compilations called "Great Moments in Vinyl History" which document his wide music taste. In March 2007, he appeared on Desert Island Discs. Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme It was first broadcast on 29 January 1942 and is said by the Guinness
From July 2007 Andy was absent from his Radio Three show for an extended period and the show was hosted by numerous guest presenters.
In January 2008 Kershaw's show was replaced by a new world music programme entitled World on 3, presented by Charlie Gillett, Lopa Kothari and Mary Ann Kennedy. Charlie Gillett (born February 20, 1942) is a British Radio presenter and writer and in recent years has become one of the country's most influential As yet there has been no announcement from the BBC as to whether Kershaw will return to the network in the future.
Kershaw had a long term relationship with Juliette Banner, who owns a restaurant in Crouch End, North London. A restaurant is a retail establishment that serves prepared Food to Customers. Crouch End is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Haringey. North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes The couple have two children, son Sonny and daughter Dolly. A lifelong fan of the TT races, which first brought him to the Isle Of Man at the age of 14, Juliette bought a holiday home on the island in 2003. In April 2006, the couple moved permanently to the island, and planned to convert a former nursing home on the sea front in Peel into a home and studio complex, from where Kershaw could present his radio show. ||-||-||} Peel (Purt ny hInshey – Port of the Island is often called the only 'city' in the Isle of Man because it is the home of the Island's Cathedral; legally On the very day they moved into their new home Ms Banner received proof of Kershaw's infidelity. 
After the breakdown of the relationship in 2007, a restraining order was placed on Kershaw with regard to Miss Banner and their children. An injunction is an Equitable remedy in the form of a Court order, whereby a party is required to do or interact with in certain ways all right or to refrain from On 30 August 2007, Kershaw was imprisoned for breaking the restraining order after being picked up near the home of Miss Banner.  He was released a week later on £2,000 bail  before then pleading guilty to the offence when appearing in court on a drink-driving charge. He was charged with causing alarm and distress to Banner and her partner Jim Imrie, and on 9 October, 2007 was sentenced to three months in jail suspended for 18 months at the Isle of Man Courts of Justice. The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin ˈɛlʲən ˈvanɪn or Mann (Mannin) is a self-governing Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea at the geographical 
On 11 December 2007 Kershaw made another court appearance in which he pleaded guilty to charges of being drunk and disorderly, breaching the restraining order for a second time and sending "text messages of an abusing nature" aimed at Miss Banner and Mr Imrie.  The judge advised Kershaw that "when we meet on 15 January it might be advisable to have your bags packed," and he was jailed for three months on 15 January 2008.  He was released on 29 February after serving 44 days of his sentence. 
On 3 March 2008, Kershaw was returned to jail after being freed only three days earlier.  He was arrested near his home on the Isle of Man for allegedly breaching the restraining order once again. The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin ˈɛlʲən ˈvanɪn or Mann (Mannin) is a self-governing Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea at the geographical At the subsequent court hearing on 4 March, he pleaded guilty to the charge and was given a six-month jail term suspended for two years, on condition that he agreed to leave the Isle of Man to sort out his personal problems.