After 25 years at Hot 97, Angie Martinez has announced she’s leaving the legendary radio station for rival Power 105.1. Martinez took to Instagram Wednesday to announce the shocking news:
“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 ❤️ stay tuned…. Love, Angie.”
Power 105.1 is thrilled to have her a new personality at the station. She will take over the weekday afternoon drive from 2 to 6 p.m. An official statement reads, “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, started her career at Hot 97 as an intern, then climbed the ranks to host her own “The Angie Martinez Show.” She has interviewed almost every musician and celebrity in Hip Hop from Jay Z, to Mary J. Blige.
Martinez stars in Hot 97′s VH1 reality show “This Is Hot 97″ and interviews stars for “Extra.”