Cherry Martinez is a radio mogul, New York DJ, media personality, and philanthropist. As a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Cherry began 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 10 pm-2 am slot on New York's Power 105.1. Her segments, "Cherry Juice,” "Lockdown Love" and "Sexy In The City" gave listeners access to her vibrant spirit and honest approach to life.
She’s also appeared in films such as Butter, Love Lockdown, Reverend Do Wrong Ain't Right, Mob Wives, and 3 Strikes. In 2012, Cherry founded the Girl Power Awards to celebrate powerful women in media and entertainment such as Mona Scott Young and Jennifer Graziano. Awards were also given to publicly voted sororities, and schools in African American and Hispanic communities. In 2014, 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 heads many businesses including CherryOnTop, a marketing platform, Code Media, a music publishing company she started with her son D'Anthony Bly, and FMHipHop.com, a digital radio station that is working to become the #1 digital destination for what's happening in Hip Hop. Cherry's company, Code Media, published the Grammy-winning song "Focus" by H.E.R. and helped Fetty Wap by contributing to the radio version of seven-time Grammy-nominated "Trap Queen" which has sold 10 million copies units and is now certified, Diamond.