Martha Quinn Joins Sirius
(listen to Sirius Promo)
One of the 1st Mtv VJ's join the Sirius Big 80's Family. Starting soon, Martha will join some of here old Mtv buddies on Srius 8 "The Big 80's" The darling of MTV, Martha Quinn, was cute, with a girl-next-door look and exploding with enthusiasm. Her warm smile made you feel like she was there to be your best friend. Voted "MTV's Best-Ever VJ" by Rolling Stone readers, she hosted two other programs for MTV, "Martha's Greatest Hits" and "MTV Prime with Martha Quinn," in the late '80s. The most legendary of the "original five" VJ's, bands have used her name to describe their performance, "The Martha Quinn Experience" and "Martha Quinn's Posse" and Allure magazine has referred to the decade of the 80s as "the Martha Quinn years." Martha was the originator of "music news" on MTV.
She was born on 5/11/59 in Albany, New York and studied at Colgate University and New York University and received a BA in Broadcasting. While in college, she hosted three different radio shows and interned at WNBC radio. During her stint as an MTV VJ from 1981 - 1986, she also hosted a rhythm & blues show on WNYR in New York City. After leaving MTV, she appeared in feature films such as, Dangerous Curves (1988), Brady Bunch sequel (1989), Tapeheads (1989), Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1990), Motorama (1991), and Bad Channels (1992), co-hosted Star Search with Ed McMahon and appeared in numerous commercials for Kellogg's, Clearasil, McDonalds and Hallmark, and Neutrogena. In 1999, Martha joined the crew at CBS Early Show to contribute every two weeks for her own segment called, "Yikes, I'm a Grown Up!"She will be on the Sirius Airways soon...
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