John Andres was born in Rochester, New York. He attended elementary, high school and community college there.
John graduated from Brockport State College and taught 5th Grade students for 23 years. During that time, he was editor of the school newspaper, worked with student announcers and held several leadership positions. His graduate work was at Brockport and the University of Rochester.
On weekends and holidays during the early 70's to the late 90's, John was Classical Music Director and morning host on 88.5/WRUR-FM. He has also hosted jazz shows and was involved with news; especially during election night.
In 1995, John joined the staff of WXXI-TV and Radio in Rochester, N.Y.
He has hosted a Sunday morning classical program on WXXI-FM since 1997 and has been involved with every shift on Classical 91.5. John has also been involved with WXXI-AM working with the host on the 1370 Connection program. He has anchored local news on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.
John has appeared on WXXI-TV during membership drives and was involved with Channel 21's Assignment The World news show for young students.
In January 2008, John joined the fantastic team of classical hosts on Classical 94.5/WNED.On Sunday evenings; you can hear John hosting classical music. John has worked several air shifts during weekdays on WNED-FM. He has been a part of membership campaigns.
John is delighted to be in Buffalo working with some very generous classical hosts, with our new FM Program Director and with a wonderful group of individuals at the Public Broadcasting Center.
Most importantly, the listeners have been so warm and friendly and have made John feel very much a part of the Buffalo family. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Hobbies of John include: swimming, water polo, reading, keeping up on current events, attending concerts and watching news and sports shows.
People might be surprised to know that John wanted to be a bus driver as a youngster and that he'd love to do play by play of various sports. He would also welcome the chance to host a game show on TV! Come on down! He can also play about five songs on the piano.