Matt Pinfield knew he wanted to be a disc jockey at 4 years old. At the ripe old age of 9, he had his own radio station with two turntables and a cheap mixer. At 16 Matt started doing a radio show on the Rutgers University radio station WRSU.
Matt’s first commercial radio job was at WHTG-FM in Asbury Park in 1984. In January of ’95, he was named Manager of Music Programming for MTV and within months, Matt was asked to host 120 Minutes. With Matt’s musical knowledge and relatable delivery, MTV research declared he was their most loved VJ…he hosted over 15 regular shows, 100+ specials, and his style was the template for the original MTV2.
In the spring of ’96, Matt went to WXRK in New York to host a 4 hour free form New Music/Classic show called” The Buzz”.
Matt also worked as Vice President of A&R and Artist Development for Rock at Columbia Records where he signed and oversaw the making of many gold and platinum records from 2001-2006. In July 2011, MTV brought back Matt’s signature show and changed the name to MTV2’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield