Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NJ Radio: WRAT's Marty Martinez Retiring Friday

Marty Martinez
Greater Media New Jersey has announced longtime WRAT 95.9 FM morning co-host Marty Martinez has decided to officially hang up his headphones and retire after a long and successful career.

The radio veteran’s last day on the air will be Friday, February 28, 2014.

Martinez has served as the official morning co-host of the RAT’s Carl and Marty in the Morning Show for the past 13 years.

“After 37 years of rocking the airwaves, I believe it’s time to enjoy what life has to offer next,” said Martinez. “I felt like part of the Greater Media and the WRAT family from day one til right now.  I’d like to thank Dan Finn for his faith in me and Carl Craft for sharing the insanity.  The staff here is the best in rock radio.”

“Working with Marty for the past decade has been a total blast,” said WRAT Program Director and Morning Co-host Carl Craft. “We had some great times together on the air.  It was like we were plugged into the same electrical current.  I could list a million stories, but at the end of the day it always came down to having fun and doing the right thing for the audience.”

“Marty Martinez is an iconic radio personality and it has been an immense pleasure working with him for the last dozen years of his stellar career,” said Greater Media New Jersey Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager Dan Finn. “He will be missed.”

Martinez began his career in 1977 as an overnight radio host at WNEW-FM, where he eventually went on to serve on the station’s morning show from 1980 to 1999 before working as the Program Director of EYada, a pioneer in internet talk radio, from 1999 to 2001.

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