20 Year industry vet Angie Martinez had one radio gig in her entire career at Hot 97 which she resigned from after 20 years of service yesterday. She 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,” she wrote online today. “We made history together in so many ways and I will cherish those memories and my friendships forever.”
Martinez continued, “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.”
Speculation has been from many angles that Martinez left per a disagreement, she has a job offer with a new station in NY or she is simply burnt out (lol). Chances are, she has been given a greater opportunity and we wish her well.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON ANGIE MARTINEZ
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (New York, NY) – WQHT HOT 97 FM confirms the departure of Angie Martinez. Angie has given over 20 years of service to the HOT 97 brand, where she exemplified professionalism and passion for music. We thank her deeply for her commitment to Hip Hop, radio, and broadcasting.