The New York State Broadcasters Association, Inc., announces the addition of five new inductees into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame among them our very own Angie Martinez. The induction ceremony will take place at our annual luncheon in the Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York City on October 26, 2023.
Regarding the class of 2023, David Donovan, President of the New York State Broadcasters Association stated, “The Hall of Fame Class of 2023 represents the finest in our broadcasters in New York. Each inductee represents a lifetime of achievement serving their profession, community and our nation. We are honored to have them join the Hall of Fame.” Entering the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2023 will be Angie Martinez –WWPR 105.1 FM, New York City:
Angie Martinez’s name has become synonymous with the word New York, by turning a misspent youth into being crowned ‘The Voice of New York’. This multi-hyphenated powerhouse proudly managed to represent her culture in every category; from radio DJ for three-decades with her eponymous show that captured her a coveted NAB Marconi Radio Award and inducted her into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2020, to a performing artist garnering a Grammy nomination and BET nomination for her power female anthems, to then stepping in front of the camera to star in cult classic, Brown Sugar. Her appetite was far from being sated, so she penned her voice and became a New York Times Best Seller.
Storytelling being the core of Angie’s DNA, led her to produce and host the NAACP nominated IRL Podcast. Upon her first anniversary of the IRL Podcast, she has established In Real Life Productions; a self-funded production company and the amalgamation of the IRL Brand. In Real Life Productions was launched by executive producing ABC’s Hip Hop @ 50 Special and being a lead producer for 2023’s Essence Festival. This inimitable force is living her golden age by gilding her place in history with a Hollywood Star. Martinez will be cemented in the Class of 2024’s Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In her spare time, Angie took her voice to the streets and ran the 2014 New York Marathon and raised $250,000 for CC Sabathia’s, PitCChIn Foundation, which improves the lives of inner-city youth. Continuing her advocacy for healthy living, she co-authored a cookbook with Bravo TV’s Top Chef Star Angelo Sosa called Healthy Latin Eating, which included recipes from fellow celebrity friends – Fat Joe, Celia Cruz, John Leguizamo, and many more.
From interning at age 15, cultivating the curiosity in her voice with legendary interviews in the early ’90s with Biggie and Tupac, to her growing empire; Martinez says, “She’s still figuring it out, In Real Life.”
Written by: Broadcast HipHop Network
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