Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97

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Today was a bittersweet day for NYC radio because Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, also known as “The Voice of New York” resigned just before her last show via Instagram.

The shocking post read:

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

When this news hit Instagram and then the airwaves, loyal fans near and far on Twitter expressed their shock, sadness and connection to Angie Martinez. She, like many other of the familiar voices on Hot 97 is a voice that has narrated hip hop’s story for almost two decades, and with her staple  Afternoon Drive show weekdays from 3-7, she is truly irreplaceable.

It should also be noted that Hot 97’s competition, Power 105.1 retweeted Martinez’s announcement adding a smiley face before it. The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God also tweeted that it’s a sad day for radio because Martinez is one of the best to ever do it. Now, Charlamagne’s comment isn’t strange, but the retweet from Power 105.1 has folks speculating and thinking that Angie Martinez may actually be heading to the station.

Regardless of whether or not Angie Martinez takes on digital media, TV or another radio station, it’s clear that she will only go up from this point and continue to move and shape the culture.

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Update via BET:

Angie Martinez‘s new gig at Power 105.1 was confirmed on-air by radio personality DJ Envy ofThe Breakfast Club this morning. Martinez will host her own show weekdays from 2-6 p.m. on Power 105.1 and sister station 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,” raved Thea Mitchem, Power 105 Senior Vice President of Programming. “Angie has a long, successful history and we look forward to expanding her distinctive style and compelling content to more of our listeners.”

Martinez said in a statement, “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.”

Her radio show will launch next month, XXL reports.

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