Born at the dawn of the Great Depression, and celebrating his 80th birthday at the dawn of the next one, Andy Ockershausen is truly a Washington, DC original!
Any and all of these words can be used to describe him: Broadcaster. Pioneer. Leader. Fundraiser. Salesman. Mentor. Scoundrel. Patriot. Washingtonian. Friend.
Andy Ockershausen built Washington, D.C.'s WMAL-AM into a ratings juggernaut, and used the leverage of his position to perform community service and to help reform the entire broadcast industry. Andy's work continues today as a key contributor to the sales and marketing team at Comcast SportsNet.
More than a quarter-century AFTER receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Andy O. continues to serve his hometown and pat pretty girls on the ass!
I am a veteran journalist, writer and author, with more than 25 years experience covering Washington, D.C. I have radio news experience at both the local and network levels, and have won several national news awards. I am also a freelance writer with work for Comcast SportsNet, WBAL-AM, WMAL-AM, and ABC News to my credit, among others.