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Andy Michaelson

Andy Michaelson, May 10, in St. Albert, AB. Michaelson started his career as a radio announcer and reporter in the 1960s at CHED-AM Edmonton, followed by CKYL-AM Peace River and CJCA-AM Edmonton. He moved to Vancouver in the 1970s where he was heard on-air over the next two decades as Andy Michaels on CISL-AM, CKNW-AM and as morning show co-host on CJOR-AM. Michaelson later worked as a communications consultant in Vancouver and Edmonton. He eventually found his calling as a writer and poet in St. Albert, AB devoting many hours as a teacher and mentor to both children and adults, encouraging them to  write and perform their poetry. He was a co-founder of Poets’ Ink, a local writing group and regularly performed at poetry readings. In 2009, Andy received a St. Albert Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Award for Arts Promotion and in 2011, a St. Albert Community Recognition Award for Arts and Culture.

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