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Tony Martinez is an American television and radio broadcaster known for his time on Z100 as "Officer Tony", and as the traffic reporter for Fox 12's TV show Good Day Oregon . He is one of the show's original members.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
KPTV, virtual and VHF digital channel 12, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Portland, Oregon, United States. The station is owned by Meredith Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Vancouver, Washington-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate KPDX. The two stations share studios on NW Greenbrier Parkway in Beaverton and transmitter facilities in the Sylvan-Highlands section of Portland. Master control operations for both KPTV and KPDX are based at Meredith's West Coast hub facility at the studios of Phoenix, Arizona sister station KPHO-TV.
After graduating from college with a master's degree in social work. Martinez began working at the radio station Z100. He soon amassed a large following as the host of "The Z Morning Zoo" under the name "Officer Tony".
Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social functioning refers to the way in which people perform their social roles, and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them. Social work applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with client systems, conduct assessments, and develop interventions to solve social and personal problems; and create social change. Social work practice is often divided into micro-work, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups; and macro-work, which involves working with communities, and within social policy, to create change on a larger scale.
WHTZ – branded Z100 – is a commercial Top 40 (CHR) radio station licensed to Newark, New Jersey and serving the New York metropolitan area. Owned by iHeartMedia, WHTZ is the flagship station for Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. The WHTZ studios are located at the former AT&T Building in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, while the station's transmitter is located at the Empire State Building.
In 1996, Martinez joined KPTV and Fox 12 as a traffic reporter for the debuting early morning show, Good Day Oregon. Martinez is one of two original members still on the show.
Martinez teaches Latino popular culture at Portland State University.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans are Americans who are descendants of people from Spain and Latin America. The United States has the largest population of Hispanics and Latinos outside of the Hispanosphere and Latin America. More generally, it includes all persons in the United States who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino, whether of full or partial ancestry. For the 2010 United States Census, people counted as "Hispanic" or "Latino" were those who identified as one of the specific Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the census questionnaire as well as those who indicated that they were "other Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino." The national origins classified as Hispanic or Latino by the United States Census Bureau are the following: Argentine, Cuban, Colombian, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican, Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Salvadoran, Bolivian, Spanish American, Chilean, Ecuadorian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Uruguayan, and Venezuelan. Brazilian Americans and other Portuguese-speaking Latino groups in the United States are soley defined as "Latino" by some U.S. government agencies. The Census Bureau uses the terms Hispanic and Latino interchangeably.
Popular culture studies is the study of popular culture from a critical theory perspective combining communication studies and cultural studies. The first institution to offer bachelor's and master's degrees in Popular Culture is the Bowling Green State University Department of Popular Culture founded by Ray B. Browne.
Portland State University (PSU) is a public research university located in the southwest University District of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. It was founded in 1946 as a post-secondary educational institution for World War II veterans. It evolved into a four-year college over the following two decades, and was granted university status in 1969. It is the only public urban university in the state of Oregon that is located in a major metropolitan city, and is governed by a board of trustees.
Martinez is a five-time recipient of the "Best Traffic Reporter" Award from The Associated Press.
Robert Anthony Snow, known as Tony Snow, was an American journalist, political commentator, television news anchor, syndicated columnist, radio host, musician, and the twenty-third White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, from May 2006 until his resignation in September 2007. Snow also worked for the first President Bush as chief speechwriter and Deputy Assistant of Media Affairs, from 1991 to 1993.
Ramblin' Rod Anders, born Rodney Carl Andersen, was an American television presenter and the host of The Ramblin' Rod Show, a morning children's television program in Oregon, from 1964 until his retirement on August 8, 1997. The KPTV host was well known locally for his iconic, button-covered sweater which he wore on air. He was rumored to have been the inspiration for Krusty the Clown, a character on the long-running animated sitcom The Simpsons, but this was eventually refuted.
WOFL, virtual channel 35, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Orlando, Florida, United States. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated station WRBW. The two stations share studios on Skyline Drive in Lake Mary; WOFL's transmitter is located in unincorporated Bithlo, Florida.
Lars Kristopher Larson is an American conservative talk radio show host based in Portland, Oregon. Larson worked in television and radio news from the 1970s to 1990s and has hosted The Lars Larson Show from flagship station KXL in Portland since 1997. Two versions of the show exist: the Northwest show airs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific) and discussing Pacific Northwest issues. The Northwest show is syndicated on the Radio Northwest Network which is owned and operated by Alpha Media. The nationally syndicated program airs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Pacific) and discusses national issues. The national show is syndicated by Compass Media Networks.
Imus in the Morning was a long-running radio show hosted by Don Imus. The show originated locally on June 2, 1968, originally on various local stations in the Western United States before settling on WNBC radio in New York City in 1971. In October 1988, the show moved to WFAN when that radio station took over WNBC's dial position following an ownership change. It was later syndicated to 60 other stations across the country by the original Westwood One, a division of CBS Radio, airing weekdays from 5:30 to 10 am Eastern time. Beginning September 3, 1996, the 6 to 9 am portion was simulcast on the cable television network MSNBC.
KPDX, virtual channel 49, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station serving Portland, Oregon, United States that is licensed to Vancouver, Washington. As such, it is the only major commercial station in Portland that is licensed to the Washington side of the market.
Good Day L.A. is an American morning television news and entertainment program airing on KTTV, a Fox owned-and-operated television station in Los Angeles, California that is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The program broadcasts each weekday morning from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The program features news, traffic, weather and entertainment segments. The program also features weekly segments on finance, tech, wellness, and food).
Fox News Sunday is a Sunday morning talk show airing on the broadcast Fox network since 1996, as a presentation of Fox News Channel. It is the only regularly scheduled Fox News program carried on the main Fox network.
Jason Martin Guy was a reality TV contestant on the third season of Big Brother in America in 2002.
Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW) is the common name used to refer to several different professional wrestling companies, both past and present, based in Portland, Oregon, United States. The first such company was founded by Herb Owen in 1925. It was the Northwest territory of the National Wrestling Alliance from the Alliance's inception in 1948 until 1992. The area was brought to its prime by Herb's son, Don Owen, and this version of Pacific Northwest Wrestling saw many of the top names in the business come through on a regular basis. The Pacific Northwest was considered one of the main pro wrestling territories from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Good Day New York is a morning show airing on WNYW Fox 5, a Fox owned-and-operated television station in New York City, New York that is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. It was the first morning newscast to air on a Fox-owned station, having launched on August 1, 1988. The program broadcasts each weekday morning from 4:30 to 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The 4:30–7 a.m. portion is a general news/traffic/weather format. The 7-9 a.m. portion still features news, traffic and weather, but also incorporates entertainment news. The 9-10 a.m. hour addition is entertainment segments including celebrity interviews, politicians etc.. as well as feature segments, food, fashion and more.
KKRZ is a commercial broadcast radio station in Portland, Oregon, also known as Z100, broadcasts Top 40 (CHR) music. Owned by iHeartMedia, the transmitter is located in Portland's West Hills; their studios are in Tigard, Oregon.
Shauna Parsons is a TV news personality in Portland, Oregon who anchors The morning news on KPTV-TV.
Christine Nagy is an American radio broadcaster, of Hungarian ancestry. She is a morning radio personality at WLTW-FM, which is New York City's highest rated radio station. She is also an actress.
WHYI-FM, better known as Y100, is a heritage FM Top 40 (CHR) that broadcasts at 100.7 MHz. The station is licensed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and owned by iHeartMedia. Y100 broadcasts at an effective radiated power of 98,000 watts from its 1,007 foot transmitter, which is located on the Miami-Dade side of the Miami-Dade/Broward County line near U.S. 441 and County Line Road. On a typical day its signal can generally be received north to Fort Pierce, southwest past Key Largo, and west deep into the Everglades. Its signal has even been known at times to go as far east as the Bahamas and as far south as Cuba. Its studios are located in Miramar.
Tony Squires is an Australian media personality of radio and television and published author
Kevin and Bean is the morning show on KROQ-FM, an alternative rock-format radio station in Los Angeles, California. It is hosted by Kevin Ryder and Gene "Bean" Baxter. The show has been on the air since 1990 and intersperses music and news with comedy, celebrity interviews, listener call-ins, and live music performances.
Ken Ackerman is a television news anchor and reporter in Portland, Oregon. Ken attended High School in Olympia, WA and would eventually settle in the Pacific Northwest. Upon graduation in 1983 from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in Sports Broadcast Journalism, Ken would begin his television career in California and then North Carolina where Ken was awarded several Associated Press awards with WITN-TV and WXII-TV in Winston Salem. Ken made his way back to the Northwest in 1989 where he would spend the rest of his career becoming a fixture on Portland television. Ken would spend two years as a sports anchor/reporter on the NBC affiliate KGW. In 2003 he would journey across town to KPTV, where Ken would go on to earn four NW emmy nominations and an RTNDA national news directors honor as a feature reporter. In 1996 Ken was chosen to become the first host of the FOX morning show "Good Day Oregon". In 2003, ABC affiliate KATU hired Ken to host its' morning show AM Northwest. Ackerman was also hired by Comcast and CNN Headline News, interviewing state political and business leaders. In 2011, Ken became the lead anchor on KRCW's "Portland's Morning News", which aired as part of the nationally broadcast Eye Opener morning program. Ken has since retired and now, with his wife and son, reside in Lake Oswego, OR where they co-own a high-end furniture consignment showroom called Oswego Trading Company.
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