Angie Martinez Moves to Power 105 After Hot 97 Resignation
After Angie Martinez announced her resignation from New York radio station Hot 97 Wednesday (June 18), the speculation quickly began regarding her next move. Today, the radio personality answered the question everyone had: Where is she going next? The answer: Power 105.1, Hot 97's rival radio station.
"I want to thank, Thea Mitchem, Tom Poleman and Doc Wynter for this incredible opportunity," Martinez said in a statement. "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 will be hosting a new afternoon show, called 'Angie Afternoons,' which will run from 2PM to 6PM in New York, and will also air on 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," Thea Mitchem, senior vice president of Programming -- Major Markets for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, said in a statement. "Angie has a long, successful history and we look forward to expanding her distinctive style and compelling content to more of our listeners."
With reactions flooding social networks, nothing sounded more heartbreaking than the words that were said during Hot 97's morning show, now titled 'Ebro in the Morning.'
"Yesterday I got punched in the stomach," Peter Rosenberg said. "We all got punched in the stomach, not stabbed in the back, ladies and gentlemen, because that's a messed up thing. We just got punched in the stomach, meaning it's just something that had to happen. And even though you're not angry about it, you're just hurt, you know what I'm saying? Learning that Angie Martinez will no longer be on Hot 97."
Rosenberg continued by praising her. "She is not only one of the greatest personalities in hip-hop radio history," he said. "First of all, she is the greatest personality in hip-hop radio history. ... No one has endeared themselves to the people to this city the way Angie Martinez has. She is literally what New York sounds like."
And she will clearly be missed.
Watch Peter Rosenberg's Speech About Angie Martinez on Hot 97's 'Ebro in the Morning'