Martha Quinn Keeps the iHeart ’80s Party Going

From VJ to DJ.

Martha Quinn’s latest career chapter started innocently enough. Back in February, she hosted a special iHeart ’80s Party all-star concert at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Backstage, she ran into Bob Pittman, the man who hired her in that original decade as a seminal MTV VJ.

From Quinn’s Chartbeat podcast conversation with Gary Trust of our sister publication Billboard:

“It’s funny how it all works out. He wrote my resume.”

Pittman is now the chairman and CEO of iHeart Media. Reconnecting with Quinn led to her joining the regular rotation of iHeart80s Radio (a.k.a. KOSF-FM), at 103.7 FM on the terrestrial San Francisco dial. The station launched June 6 and Quinn hosts weekday mornings.

On the podcast, Quinn revisits her days at NYU handing out toilet paper and light bulbs to the likes of Bill de Blasio, as well as how her MTV audition was conjured up on the spot at WNBC by assistant program director Buzz Brindle. Fun stuff.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
San Francisco at the Heart of iHeartMedia’s New LGBT Station

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@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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