– GoodFellaz TV Staff
In a move that shocked the NYC hip hop scene, radio legend Angie Martinez has left long-time radio station Hot 97 FM for their rival Power 105 FM.
Angie Mar’s move to Power 105.1 was confirmed on-air by radio personality DJ Envy during his morning show “The Breakfast Club” a day after she announced her resignation from Hot 97. Word-on-the-street is that Martinez will now have a new show weekdays from 2-6 p.m. on Power 105.1 and affiliate-station 103.5 “The Beat” in Miami, which will be starting next month.
Power 105 Senior Vice President of Programming Thea Mitchem had this to say regarding the move:
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. Angie has a long, successful history and we look forward to expanding her distinctive style and compelling content to more of our listeners.”
Earlier today Angie Martinez released a statement saying:
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.”
The news comes hot on the heels of her bombshell announcement on June 18th, where the “Voice of New York” revealed via Instagram that she was resigning from the station she spent almost 25 years with. The caption on the posted Instagram photo stated:
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.”
The radio legend started out as an intern at Hot 97 at the age of 16, later hustling her way to her own show the “Afternoon Drive” which aired weekdays from 3-7 p.m. She broke many future super-stars during her popular “Battle of the Beats” segment, and interviewed legends including 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Nas, and many more during the span of her tenure at Hot 97.