Born in Tokyo, Japan, Andrew Alix moved to Glen Ridge, New Jersey before his second birthday. Upon arriving in America, Andrew had a pleasant childhood that centered primarily around his passion for watching and playing sports. Dubbed “The Golden Voice of Glen Ridge” during his high school days, Andrew had a variety sports broadcasting opportunities during his formative years that made him realize that he wanted to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.
Upon attending Virginia Tech, Andrew was able to secure a number of jobs in the sports broadcasting industry, including being the radio voice of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks of the Alaska Baseball League and the Xenia Scouts of the Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League. After working as the sideline reporter for another radio station in the area, Andrew was introduced to Paul Van Wagoner. His life would never be the same.
Andrew now works for ESPN-Blacksburg in a variety of capacities, but is blessed that his first job out of college is the one he dreamed of as a child — talking sports for a living. As Paul Van Wagoner says “Good gig, of you can get it.”. You can catch him on “The Drive”, “The Hokie House Pregame Show”, our sister station Classic Hits Z101.3, and the Hokie Hangover Podcast.
Above all, Andrew values the people in his life. He is incredibly thankful for the ongoing support that his family and close friends have given as he dives into a career in sports broadcasting. He lives every day by the mantra “There are wood ships, there are steel ships, there are ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and forever they will be”. Cheers!
You can follow Andrew on Twitter @AndrewAlixRadio and Instagram @The_Golden_Voice.