Astra (radio personality)

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Astra (born November 10) is an American radio personality, currently on WBMP (FM), 92.3 AMP Radio in New York City. She joined the AMP Radio team on September 15, 2014 after spending eight years at 106.1 WBLI in Long Island.[1]

Early Life and Career[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Astra was born in Manhattan, New York and she attended Molloy College where she graduated with a Bachelors in Communication with a minor in Spanish.[citation needed]

Her first job was with News 12 Long Island where she worked as the assignment editor and the associate producer from 1999 to 2001.[2]

Radio[edit | hide | edit source]

She landed her first on air gig at WXXP - Party 105.3, now WPTY Party 105. She worked middays serving the Long Island market, broadcasting to most of Suffolk County, New York[citation needed]. During her time at the station, she began interviewing various celebrities.[citation needed] Eventually she picked up afternoons at WXXP's sister station WLIR in order to explore various types of music.[citation needed] She ended up hosting all day parts while simultaneously heading the promotions department for the stations.

In 2005 she went back to New York City to WNEW - The New Mix 102.7. During her time here she worked as the Morning Show producer working with Michelle Visage and "Brooklyn's Own" Joe Causi. She was in charge of booking guests for the show as well as sitting in the studio each morning.[citation needed]

During her work in Manhattan, she connected with a voiceover company where she started doing voice work and parodies for radio stations throughout the tri-state area. Eventually she moved up to doing voiceovers for radio and television commercials broadcast nationwide.[citation needed]

For eight years she worked at 106.1 BLI. She started at the station in 2005 hosting the BLI Night Show as "Astra After Dark" for 5 years. In 2010 she moved to the midday slot where she remained until September 2014.[3]

From 2013-2014 she also hosted "Power Mornings With Astra" from 6AM-12PM at Power 100.1 Athens #1 Hit Music station in Athens, Georgia and has done weekend shifts for Hits 97.3 in Miami.

On September 2, 2014, Astra announced her leave from WBLI after eight years.[4] She is currently hosting the afternoon drive slot on 92.3 AMP Radio.[citation needed]

Accomplishments[edit | hide | edit source]

In 2012, Astra was named #15 out of 50 on the "Hottest Women in Radio" list by Popcrunch.com.[5]