Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along with the type of service and selection of dishes. I am on a journey around the city to find these extraordinary places and, at the same time, I will be joined by a notable personality who may be a Film Producer or Director, Musician, Arts Festival Director, Actor or other well-known individual for Brunch at restaurants in and around Vancouver.
For my Seventieth first brunch in this series, I was joined by Andrew Sosa who is a radio personality at KISS FM radio over brunch at Catch 122 in Gastown.
Andrew grew up in Richmond, he is a graduate of the radio broadcasting program at BCIT; he worked at The Beat on the Kid Carson Show; as well as the Kid Carson show on Kiss FM. He is currently co-hosting KISS Breakfast weekday mornings on KISS FM.
You can follow Andrew Sosa on Twitter @AndrewOnKiSS
What got you into Radio, and broadcasting?
Since highschool I was always involved in acting, student council and everything that got me into the spotlight. After high school graduation, I did the radio program at BCIT. I interned with the Beat and interned on the Kid Carson show.
Where did you go to school for radio/broadcasting?
BCIT – 2 year program
How hard or easy was it to find your first job?
My internship at the Beat helped me get my foot in the door and I also worked in promotions at Bell Media while I was going to school.
Have there been any notable personalities you have interviewed over the years, if so who?
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
If you could tell me about 3 of your favourite concerts of all time which ones would those be?
Bruno Mars at Rogers Arena
Taylor Swift at BC Place
Watch the Throne Tour – Kanye West and Jay z
Andrew had the Truffle-scented Mushroom Omelette green as grass farm 3-egg omelette, seasonal wild and cultivated mushrooms, goat cheese, yukon nugget potato hash and a Caesar; while Richard had the Chorizo Hash house-made chorizo sausage, green kale, goat cheese, yukon nugget potato hash and an Iced Americano.
What foods do you like?
Peruvian- home made Paella and Ceviche
What are your favourite restaurants in Vancouver?
Cactus Club in English Bay
Tandoori Kona in Richmond
What do you want your listeners to learn from listening to your radio show?
To be entertained, informed, keeping it positive to start the day, connection with the 3 of us.
What do you do in your off time?
Family time and friends
Socialize – events where there are lots of people
Who are your mentors?
Kid Carson (going into the broadcasting industry).
What inspires you?
How radio is changing even though there is an am/fm radio dial appealing to the audience.
What’s next for you or what’s on the horizon?
Just launched Kiss Breakfast with Randy Chase, myself and Susie Hill which airs 6am-10am weekdays
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Time: Daily 9am – 4pm
122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
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Stay tuned to my next guest Interview along with the next Brunch in and around Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak