Cherry Martinez is a hip hop radio veteran, New York DJ, media personality and philanthropist. She is the founder of Cherry on Top, a marketing firm for emerging artists and Code Media, a music publishing company she runs with her son and FMHipHop.com, a digital radio station that is working to become the #1 digital destination for what’s happening in the world of hip, hop, trap and RnB.
A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Cherry started her career at WILD 1090 AM giving entertainment reports, thanks to the highly talented Stephen Hill. Her passion for broadcasting on-air and off air enabled her to work in programming, promotions, content creation, and marketing in top markets such as Detroit, Chicago, Philly, Los Angeles, and Boston. Cherry is much more than another voice on the air; she commanded the airwaves when she held the 10pm-2am slot on New York’s Power 105.1. Her segments, “Cherry Juice.” “Lock Down Love” and “Sexy in the City,” gave listeners access to her vibrant spirit and honest approach to life. She has also appeared in the films such as Butter, Love Lockdown, Mob Wives and 3 Strikes. In 2012, Cherry founded the Girl Power Awards to celebrate powerful women in media and entertainment. Awards were also given to publicly voted sororities, and schools in African American, and Hispanic communities. After parting ways with Power 105.1, Cherry chose to use her playful but assertive voice coupled with her knowledge of the music industry to become an entrepreneur and mentor to emerging artists. Today, Cherry’s businesses Cherry on Top and Code Media, brings her back to her Hip Hop & RnB roots by helping aspiring artists prepare for broadcast. Cherry’s Code Media is the publisher of the Grammy winning song “Focus,” by H..E.R.. In addition, they helped Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” be radio ready by contributing & reproducing the radio version to seven-time Grammy nominated Trap Queen. FMHipHop.com continues to grow as the #1 digital destination for hip, hop, trap, and RnB.
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