In quite shocking news, Angie Martinez announced that today is her last day at Hot 97. The news comes as a surprise to many, as Angie has been considered by most as the voice of New York radio for almost 15 years. Her most recent role at the station was the host of the "Afternoon Drive" alongside DJ Enuff. Throughout her radio career, Angie has interviewed almost every major name in the game, including Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Nas, and so many more.
Angie made the official statement via her Instagram, which can be read below.
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
On-air Angie hinted that she has some great opportunities lined up, which includes an upcoming book deal. We are going to put this on repeat for the rest of the day in honor of you, Angie. You can listen to Angie's final show at Hot 97 right here.
Today I resigned from HOT97. I am grateful to the Emmis family for my time with the company and… http://t.co/5qCIBYySEk— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) June 18, 2014