Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97, Joins Power 105


Just a day after announcing her resignation from Hot 97,  it is confirmed that Angie Martinez will be taking her talents to Hot 97’s competitor, Power 105.

Dubbed “The Voice of New York,” Martinez has been a respected member of the hip-hop culture for over 15 years, landing interviews with the likes of Jay Z, Kim Kardashian and Derek Jeter.

Leaving behind her reign at Hot 97, she will now be hosting afternoons on Power 105.1 in New York and middays on 103.5 The Beat in Miami.

“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, in a statement. “Angie has a long, successful history and we look forward to expanding her distinctive style and compelling content to more of our listeners.”

Martinez added, “I want to thank, Thea Mitchem, Tom Poleman and Doc Wynter for this incredible opportunity. 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.”

Just yesterday, she took to her Instagram to make the official announcement of her resignation from Hot 97, posting the quote, “Life has to move forward. Everything has its time and everything ends.”

She wrote in the caption, “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 emotional and bitter sweet but I am extremely excited about the future. Thank you HOT97 and most importantly….the listeners… for an unimaginable journey. Today will be my last show emoji️ stay tuned…. Love, angie.”

Martinez will join the Power 105 family, which includes the popular Breakfast Club morning show featuring Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God.

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