Ramiro Torres, Pebbles Reunite at Hot 96.9 Radio Station
Fans of Ramiro Torres can rest easy now that “The Freakin’ Puerto Rican” has a new job. Hot 96.9 is reuniting Torres with his longtime former co-host Pebbles as part of an addition to the hip hop station’s morning show.
Pebbles has anchored the GetUp Crew morning show with her two co-hosts, Melissa Eannuzzo and Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins, since she split from Jam’n 94.5 to help launch Hot 96.9 in January 2013. Ramiro left Jam’n 94.5 in July 2015 after contract negotiations with the station’s parent company, Clear Channel, hit a snag.
Ramiro and Pebbles anchored the Jam’n 94.5 morning show for 11 years together.
“To say I’m excited about joining Pebbles, Melissa and Wiggy on Hot 96.9 would be a MASSIVE understatement! I’d like to thank everyone at Greater Media including Peter Smyth, Mary Menna, Scott Morello and the man who’s been responsible for every single opportunity I’ve had in my career, Cadillac Jack. I can’t wait to become part of your morning routine again!” said Torres in a statement.
In addition to his work at Jam’n 94.5, Torres, an Everett native, has worked as a host of Community Auditions and as a correspondent for NESN’s Red Sox Final.
“Ramiro is quick-witted, a quick study, and an all-out superstar. Greater Media remains committed to building out our team of “A” talent, and this addition truly testifies to that, further bolstering our already strong lineup! I’ve known Ramiro for his entire work life (and more than half his natural life) and can say unequivocally that listeners will welcome him to Hot 96.9 in a big way, as he joins Pebbles, Melissa and Wiggy to round out a team of Boston personalities that people from all backgrounds have grown to know and love,” said Greater Media Boston’s director of programming Cadillac Jack.
Hot 96.9 has been near the top of the ratings chart since it replaced a talk format in 2013. The most recent ratings period placed the station third overall with adults 18-34 in the Greater Boston market.