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Ramiro Joins Hot 96.9 Boston

Hot 96.9 Ramiro Torres Pebbles Melissa Jam'n 94.5Ramiro Torres is joining Greater Media Rhythmic AC “Hot 96.9” WBQT Boston.

Torres was taken off the air at iHeartMedia’s “Jam’n 94.5” WJMN in July prior to his contract expiring and replaced by Frankie Vinci. At WBQT he will be joining his former co-hosts Pebbles and Melissa as well as former New England Patriot Jermaine Wiggins on the station’s “Get Up Crew”.

Greater Media’ HOT 96.9 announces popular radio personality, Ramiro “The Freakin’ Puerto Rican” Torres, is joining HOT 96.9’s GetUp Crew morning show with Pebbles, Melissa and Wiggy in Boston.

Ramiro most recently hosted mornings at WJMN. He has also worked on television as host of Community Auditions and as a correspondent for NESN’s Red Sox Final. 

“To say I’m excited about joining Pebbles, Melissa and Wiggy on HOT 96.9 would be a MASSIVE understatement!” said Ramiro. “I’d like to thank everyone at Greater Media including Peter Smyth, Mary Menna, Scott Morello and the man who’s been responsible for every single opportunity I’ve had in my career, Cadillac Jack.  I can’t wait to become part of your morning routine again!”

“Ramiro is quick-witted, a quick study, and an all-out superstar,” said Director of Programming Cadillac Jack. “Greater Media remains committed to building out our team of “A” talent, and this addition truly testifies to that, further bolstering our already strong lineup! I’ve known Ramiro for his entire work life (and more than half his natural life) and can say unequivocally that listeners will welcome him to HOT 96.9 in a big way, as he joins Pebbles, Melissa and Wiggy to round out a team of Boston personalities that people from all backgrounds have grown to know and love.”

“Ramiro is the consummate professional and I am thrilled that he is joining the GetUp Crew,” said VP/Market Manager, Mary Menna. “He has such a long history with both listeners and clients who will all be excited to welcome him back to the Boston airwaves every morning.”

Born in Everett, Massachusetts, Ramiro has been on the air in Boston for over 20 years.  He is the loving father of 3 young children. An avid heath enthusiast with black belts in Jeet Kune Do and Kenpo, he also enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Crossfit, marathons and triathlons.

HOT 96.9 continues to be one of the most successful stations in Boston radio, ranked # 4 with W 25-54 and #3 with Adults 18-34 in the most recent Fall Nielsen Ratings Period.

WBQT-FM is owned and operated by Greater Media Boston, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets.  It also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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    I figured this would’ve happened. Congrats, Ramiro and GM!

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