There’s a new voice coming to the airwaves of TechSideline.com media partner
ESPN Radio AM 1430 in Blacksburg, VA. Len Martez, coming by way of Miami, FL has
accepted the job and his show, The Len Martez Show, will begin on
Monday July 9th.
Martez will serve as Sports Director for AM 1430, hosting the afternoon drive
show from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, as well as overseeing all sports broadcasts on
the station and hosting Blacksburg’s College Game Day, ESPN AM 1430’s
tailgate show prior to all Virginia Tech Football games.
Martez comes from working as a fill in show host and reporter for Sports
Radio 560, WQAM in Miami. Along with filling in for hosts, he covered the Miami
Heat during their NBA Championship run in 2006, along with providing coverage to
the station for the Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins.
"We’re very excited about bringing in someone with the kind of
experience and drive that Len has," said Positive Radio Group corporate
manager Aaron Marks, "Len has the experience we’re looking for and his show
has an excitement that we can’t wait to put on the air every day."
Prior to his work in Miami, Martez worked in sports talk radio out of
Washington D.C. and with a degree from Towson State University he is no stranger
to the mid-Atlantic and its sports atmosphere.
Coming from the Miami area there is one thing Martez wants to clear the air
of right from the start, "I am in no way a fan or affiliated with the Miami
Hurricanes sports teams," said Martez.
That should bring some comfort to any Hokies with a concern of listening to a
Miami native every day. The Miami Dolphins, New York Knicks and New York Mets
may be a different story, though.
The Len Martez Show will bring the profile of a national show to the
local airwaves in the New River Valley. Through his contacts in the NFL, MLB,
and NBA, as well as friends in the sports media industry, listeners can expect
to hear a variety of interviews and topics each day.
Joining Martez every afternoon will be another new hire for the station,
Quentin Penn-Holler, a rising senior at Virginia Tech. Penn-Holler will serve as
producer for the show as he tries to gain valuable experience in the sports
media industry while still pursuing his college degree.
For questions you can contact:
Corporate General Manager
Blacksburg Market Manager