Angie Martinez Will Receive the 2016 “MIW Airblazer Award” During Upcoming 28th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp, August 11-12, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
Naples, FL (June 16, 2016) - The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group proudly announces that Angie Martinez has been named the 2016 MIW Airblazer. Last year, the MIW Radio Group formed an alliance with Talentmaster's Morning Show Boot Camp (MSBC) to establish the MIW Airblazer Award, an honor bestowed annually to a deserving on-air personality in radio broadcasting. Angie Martinez, host of The Angie Martinez Show, which airs in both New York and Miami, succeeds Ellen K, recipient of the inaugural 2015 MIW Airblazer Award. Ms. Martinez will receive the 2016 MIW Airblazer Award on August 11th prior to ‘The Women’s Forum’ session at MSBC. Now into its 28th year, the Morning Show Boot Camp is scheduled for August 11 -12, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Known as “The Voice of New York,” iHeart Media’s Angie Martinez is the reigning queen of radio and quickly becoming an empire in her own right. With nearly 20 years of on-air experience in the New York City radio market, the Power 105.1 host is also an author, actress, television host, recording artist, brand spokesperson and activist for youth and health awareness.
Starting as a station intern when she was just a teenager, Angie has grown up in the radio world alongside her mother, a program director at a smooth-jazz station. During her enviable career, Angie has had the privilege of interviewing Hip Hop legends and celebrities alike. In 2105, The Angie Martinez Show was introduced to Power 105.1 in New York and The Beat 103.5 in Miami. Today, Angie can additionally be seen as a celebrity correspondent on Extra TV.
Angie’s most recent venture involves chronicling the amazing life she had led to date. In May of 2016, Angie released her first memoir, My Voice where she details her story, including her climb to becoming a multimedia icon in the world of entertainment, and shares never-before-told anecdotes from her years in media.
Don Anthony, founder and host of MSBC comments, "Having gone from an intern to the reigning ‘queen of New York radio, Angie's story serves as a true inspiration to others in search of their dreams. I can't imagine a more perfect pick by last year's recipient, Ellen K, in choosing Angie for this honor, a perfect segue from trailblazer to airblazer."
MIW Radio Group Spokesperson Kay Olin adds, “Our intention with the Airblazer Award is to showcase ladies behind the microphone who lead the way as local and syndicated on-air personalities. Women honored by the MIWs have not only achieved their own success, but further understand the importance of sharing their experiences with those coming up the ranks behind them. Angie embodies this spirit and we heartily congratulate her on adding another professional accomplishment, the 2016 MIW Airblazer Award, to her collection of accolades.