Angie Martinez abruptly announced her resignation from NY hip hop station Hot 97 yesterday. Today, Clear Channel communications, the parent company of Hot’s rival hip hop station Power 105.1 announced that Martinez will host their late afternoon music/talk show. I’m sure Angie is getting more money and will get the kind of exposure to bigger opportunities that Power’s personalities like Charlamagne, DJ Prostyle and DJ Envy have earned. Or it could be a lateral move but I think Angie’s smarter than that.
Angie Martinez announced today that she has resigned from her afternoon show on hip hop station Hot 97. Martinez’ great relationships with hip hop’s biggest names lead to some great in depth interviews over her 15 year reign as the queen of New York radio. My drive home from work will be greatly affected by the departure of Martinez. In an industry where radio personalities are trying their best to be funny, edgy and offensive, Martinez stayed relevant and entertaining by remaining classy and asking great questions. The relevance and intelligence of Martinez helped make NY radio listenable in spite of the questionable music. Angie will be missed greatly!!