It’s official: iconic New York radio host Angie Martinez has joined Power 105.1. The move comes a day after Martinez announced her resignation from Hot 97 where she had spent 25 years.
“I’m excited to join Power 105.1 in New York and The Beat in Miami and expand my brand even further in the coming months,” Martinez said in a press release.
Power’s SVP of Programming, Thea Mitchem commented on Martinez joining the team:
“Angie is the Queen of New York City radio — she is an incredible talent who continues to blaze trails and we are excited to have her join the team at Power 105.1 and The Beat in Miami,” said Thea Mitchem, Senior Vice President of Programming — Major Markets, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.”
“Angie has a long, successful history and we look forward to expanding her distinctive style and compelling content to more of our listeners.”
Power’s popular morning show The Breakfast Club welcomed her today:
And here’s a video of Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg sharing his feelings about the move:
UPDATE: Power 105.1 announced this morning that Angie Martinez has joined their station for weekday afternoons from 2-6pm. Read more
Legendary radio host Angie Martinez announced Wednesday morning that she’s resigned from iconic New York hip-hop station, Hot 97.
Known as “The Voice of New York,” Martinez spent 15 years on the air with Hot 97, having joined the company at 16-years-old. She’s interviewed some of music’s biggest artists including Mariah Carey, JAY Z, Kanye West, among others.
Martinez’s resignation was revealed in a heart-felt message on her Instagram account:
“Today I resigned from HOT97. I am grateful to the Emmis family for my time with the company and the immeasurable way that it has shaped my life. We made history together in so many ways and I will cherish those memories and my friendships forever. This was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but ultimately it is time to move on, to grow and to be challenged in new ways. Saying goodbye is always”
It’s unclear what Martinez’s plans are for the future but Billboard pointed out that competing NY radio station, Power 105.1, “re-tweeted Martinez’s tweet and added a happy face emoji, which has some questioning if her next move is to Power 105.1.”
Related: Mister Cee Interview with Hot 97
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