Andy Valeri is a lifelong lover of music since first digging into his parent’s record collection at the age of three. He is deeply involved in both the listening and collecting of it as well as its production and promotion, having owned and operated his own record and publishing company, and doing hundreds of hours of on air DJ’ing at WYSO. He has long served as the Rev. Cool’s right hand man back up on ‘Around The Fringe,’ and has occasionally filled in as host of ’The Jewel Case’ and ‘Midday Music’ as well. Community media is Andy’s vocation, with well over three decades of professional experience in it, including through academic and civic engagement in local and national media policy.
Long before The Rev Cool laid voice to the WYSO airwaves nearly forty years ago, he was already the President of his own record label, I WANNA Records. He had already proven himself as a cutting-edge live music promoter. And he was already firmly established at the center of a Dayton's vibrant local music scene. In addition to hosting Around the Fringe, the Rev also performs as part of the Rev Cool Arkestra and Dance Ensemble.