30 UNDER 30: Andrew Sosa, radio personality
High School: H.J. Cambie
He’s Andrew Sosa, but to the legions of morning radio listeners in Metro Vancouver, he’s better known as Andrew the Intern.
The H.J. Cambie grad and former student council president is technically not an intern anymore—having been with the Kid Carson morning show for four years. But his character lives on, shocking listeners for jumping headfirst into his sometimes outrageous assignments.
Sosa is a big presence on social media and is known for speaking his mind, an endearing trait to listeners who appreciate his on-air honesty.
That honesty and positive personality has helped many budding musical stars get a chance to shine. He’s been an ardent supporter of RichCity Idol and the high school singers who bare their musical souls on the Gateway Theatre stage each year. Since 2007, he’s served as host, planner and judge.
A graduate of B.C. Institute of Technology’s broadcasting program, Sosa balances his full-time duties on SONiC radio with a job at Coast Capital Savings in Richmond.
Sosa has big plans in broadcasting. For now he’s living his dream job.
Who is your inspiration? “My true inspiration is my parents… They have taught me to be honest, responsible and accept and overcome challenges with their support. As for my career, Kid Carson inspires me. It’s weird to know I grew up listening to Kid on the way to school and would have never guessed that a few years down the road I would be working with him on his morning show. I look up to him as a mentor…”
What are you most proud of? “Being able to work in a city I grew up in. It feels good to do something that I love and feel passionate for, as well as be close to my family and friends. Not everyone can say that they go to bed every night looking forward to work the next morning.”
What is your advice for others? “I always have a positive outlook on life. I don’t let negativity cross my path and let it distract me. I strive for the best and always try to achieve anything to the best of my ability. This may seem harsh, but I never let rejection be an option. Overall, never settle for less than you deserve. Demand the best, accept nothing less.”