March 3, 2014
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce the 2014 national winners of the 39th Annual Gracie Awards. The awards will be presented at a black‐tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Local market, public, digital and student award winners will be announced later this week and will be recognized at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 11, 2014 in New York.
Our very own, Sheri Lynch won a 2014 Gracie this year for the category of Outstanding Talk Show ‐ Entertainment/Information. The Segment is called “Chit Chat’s” Bedtime Story.”
This is Sheri’s 4th Gracie Win and we, at Greater Media, Inc. are very proud of her!
The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.
The Gracies are presented by the AWM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AWM which supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public and women in the media. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honor programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web‐based media, including news, drama, comedy, public service, documentary and sports.
Veteran Morning Personality Marty Martinez to Officially Retire from Greater Media’s WRAT-FM in New Jersey
February 25, 2014
Greater Media New Jersey announces longtime WRAT- 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.