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|Ramiro "The Freakin' Puerto Rican" Torres|
|Birth name||Ramiro Torres Jr.|
February 5, 1976 |
Ramiro and The JAM'N Morning ShowThe Weekend Top 30
|Time slot||Monday - Friday 6:00-10:00am|
Born in Everett, Massachusetts, to Luz Maria and Ramiro Torres Sr., Ramiro started at Clear Channel Communications as an intern while attending the New England Institute of Art in 1994. He landed his first job at Fun 107 (WFHN) on the day he graduated and, after his very first radio show, was offered a weekend airshift on Jam'n 94.5 (WJMN (FM)).
Torres worked his way up to nights, then afternoons, and in October 2001 was named host of "The Ramiro and Pebbles Morning Show" on Jam'n 94.5, replacing then-morning DJ Baltazar. Ramiro draws his audience from his honesty, sarcasm, and humor. Listeners welcome his prank calls (also known as Jam Scams), his personal stories, and the tasks he sends his crew on. In January 2013 the show was renamed "Ramiro's House"and then "Ramiro & The JAM'N Morning Show" after Clear Channel released Pebbles from her contract, and features sidekicks Ashlee Feldman (a former cast member of The Real World: New Orleans (2010)) and Santi Deoleo. In a short amount of time the new show's popularity exploded to the point that it garnered its own channel on the IHeartRadio app.
Torres also hosts a daily afternoon show for Clear Channel and the Weekend Top 30 Countdown, a nationally syndicated weekend countdown show.
Alongside radio, Ramiro has made numerous television appearances and currently hosts Community Auditions, a New England-based television talent show which has garnered more Emmy nominations than any other program in New England history (Torres was nominated for Best Host in 2011). He's also been featured on the New England Sports Network, as an on air contributor.
In his spare time Ramiro takes great pride in his health. He practices martial arts regularly (a video game on the Jam'n website, "Ramiro's Nightmare", features Torres as the main character kicking and punching karate style), competes in endurance events such as marathons and triathlons, participates in Crossfit and "The Freakin' Puerto Rican" says that every morning he wakes up at 3 A.M. to exercise before arriving at Jam'n 94.5. In January 2008, Ramiro was featured in the "Bodies by Boston" issue of Stuff@Night magazine.
Ramiro was married and has 2 daughters. His ex-wife's name is Sandie. He also has a son from a previous relationship. In September 2012, Torres announced that he and his wife were splitting up but that they would always remain close friends. He often jokes of having the world's most amicable divorce.
He practices Transcendental Meditation
In the fall of 2007 Ramiro received a Latin Pride Award for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting.
Awarded Best Morning Show by Cityvoter.com in January 2011
Had a kangaroo officially named after him after running the Boston Marathon for Zoo New England in April 2012
Voices a talk radio show caller in the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
Torres credits himself with the success of the Boston sports teams saying that the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins started winning championships after he became the host of the Morning Show in 2001.
He has also commented on air about receiving the highest morning ratings in the history of the 94.5 frequency.
On April Fools Day 2008 Ramiro fooled his listening audience and many of his coworkers by pretending to be fired and replaced by the "Zippy and The Fox" morning show. After about an hour Ramiro called up Zippy and The Fox on air to seemingly say his final goodbye, only to reveal that it was all an April Fools joke and that he still planned on doing the morning show.
- "The Freakin' Puerto Rican". Boston.com. May 7, 2007.
- "Ashlee Feldman: The Newest Member of Ramiro's House!!". Jamn945.com. May 17, 2014.
- "Bodies by Boston". Stuff@Night. 2008-01-14.
- ""Mike Epps Sorry"". jamn945.com (Podcast).