Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Angie Martinez’s Resigns from Hot 97 - Joins Power 105.1 in NY and 103.5 The Beat in Miami

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 Midday’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 “The Voice of New York.” She has become famous for her world-class interviews with super-star guests including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Derek Jeter, Spike Lee, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, 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 day’s biggest new stories and events.

“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.”

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

Power 105.1′s DJ Prostyle, current weekday afternoon host, will move to middays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fans can listen to Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 and 103.5 The Beat via the stations’ websites http://www.power1051fm.com and http://www.1035thebeat.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service.


DJ Angie Martinez announced Wednesday she had resigned from Hot 97, ending her reign as one of the city’s most familiar voices on the radio. According to Hip Hop Wired, Hip-Hop was left in a state of bewilderment. Known to many as “The Voice of New York,” The Bronx native’s tenure at Hot spanned over 15 years in a true started from the bottom story. Today Angie Martinez resigned from Hot 97. 

Martinez started off as an intern during her teenage years, only to rise the ranks and become an on-air personality. In spending years doing the 3 PM to 7 PM time slot, she was able to build a rapport with the New York tri-state area as a trusted voice in Hip-Hop. “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,” Martinez, 43, wrote on Instagram. “Saying goodbye is always emotional and bittersweet but I am extremely excited about the future.“Today will be my last show.” The radio station thanked Martinez for more than 20 years of service. Rumors were already swirling on Twitter than Martinez was bound for Hot 97's competitor Power 105 where The Breakfast Club reigns supreme and airs on Diddy's Revolt channel. Martinez has for years hosted the Afternoon Drive, in which she often landed interviews with some of the biggest names in hip hop, entertainment and more. Jay Z, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Derek Jeter have all been guests on her show. President Obama even called in when he was on the campaign trail in 2008.

Sidebar: I see her headed to Power 105 to simultaneously do a show on Revolt. Congrats Angie! 
Wherever you go people will follow and talk with you. 

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