The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio group has announced the 2016 recipient of its MIW Airblazer award. Angie Martinez, host of WWPR’s “The Angie Martinez Show,” was named as the second recipient of the award. She will be recognized at the Women’s Forum on Aug. 11, part of the Morning Show Boot Camp.
“Our intention with the Airblazer Award is to showcase ladies behind the microphone who lead the way as local and syndicated on-air personalities,” said MIW Radio Group Spokesperson Kay Olin. “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.”
She started her career as a station intern and became familiar with the world of radio through her smooth jazz program director mother.
Martinez has been on the air in New York for 20 years and is now heard in Miami. She also works as an author, actress, television host, recording artist, brand spokesperson and activist. Her most recent effort was publishing a memoir, “My Voice,” in which she details her personal and professional story.
“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,” said founder and host of Morning Show Boot Camp, Don Anthony. “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.”
The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group consists of female media professionals dedicated to using their influence and resources to help other women in the industry develop strong management and leadership skills.