For more than 20 years Angie Martinez has been on the radio waves with the status “the voice of New York” well yesterday marked her last day as the iconic radio personality on Hot 97. Â She has exemplified what it is to rise from the bottom to become what many consider the blueprint to women in radio. â€œShe exemplified professionalism and passion for music. We thank her deeply for her commitment to hip hop, radio, and Â broadcasting.â€ Said Hot 97 Station.
She eased from one side of the desk to the other releasing 2 albums; Up Close and Personal and Animal House. While “Up Close and Personal” had “Mi Amor” (featuring Jay-Z) it was Animal House which featured her most recognized track “If I Could Go!” featuring Lil’ Mo and Sacario and the “Live Big” track feating Fat Joe and Sacario.
But rumors have been circulating that Angie martinez resigned from Hot 97 to join the competition at Power 105.1.
And now it seems official with Clear Channel Media announcing this:
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today that one of the most influential voices in Hip-Hop radio, Angie Martinez, will join the company to host afternoons on Power 105.1 in New York and Middayâ€™s on 103.5 The Beat in Miami.
With more than 15 years of on-air experience Martinez is a Hip-Hop radio legend, known as â€œThe Voice of New York.â€ She has become famous for her world-class interviews with super-star guests including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Derek Jeter, Spike Lee, Jay-Z, BeyoncÃ©, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Justin Bieber. Martinez is also deeply connected with Hip-Hop music and the local community, giving her perspective on the dayâ€™s biggest new stories and events.
â€œAngie is the Queen of New York City radio â€“ 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,â€ said Thea Mitchem, Senior Vice President of Programming â€“ Major Markets, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. â€œAngie has a long, successful history and we look forward to expanding her distinctive style and compelling content to more of our listeners.â€
â€œI want to thank, Thea Mitchem, Tom Poleman and Doc Wynter for this incredible opportunity,â€ said Martinez. â€œIâ€™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.â€
Power 105.1â€²s DJ Prostyle, current weekday afternoon host, will move to middays from 10 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m. Fans can listen to Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 and 103.5 The Beat via the stationsâ€™ websites http://www.power1051fm.com and http://www.1035thebeat.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channelâ€™s all-in-one digital radio service.
Congrats to Angie Martinez!