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‘Voice of New York’ Angie Martinez resigns from Hot 97

In a surprising turn, longtime personality Angie Martinez has announced her resignation from Hot 97 in New York City. The long-tenured host broke the news via Instagram today (June 18.)

Her caption reads:

“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”

Martinez has been “The Voice of New York” at Hot 97 for more than 15 years. Starting at hip-hop’s most famous radio station when she was just a teenage intern, Martinez eventually one of Hot 97’s most famous on-air personalities; and she hosted the afternoon show from 3pm to 7pm.

Hot 97 released an official statement, confirming Martinez’s departure and commending her for years of dedication.

“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.”


  1. Jacksonxp on June 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Is there a secret to leave New York?…

  2. cupcake baby on June 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    more than likely they wouldnt renew her contract , these radio stations just like anything else in entertainment always strive for change and new direction and maybe they got someone else in mind younger who can connect to the black and latino audience angie martinz was boring to me . im sorry she seem to gear towards the latino audience and she was trying to be to hip at her age not a good look , its like puffy dadddy he is nausinating to be trying to act like his sons whom are teens , he is such a bad influence on his kids and to stupid to realize it even . NO ONE SEES HIM AS A BUSINESS MAN HE IS MORE OF A FOOL WHO NEED COUNSELING. AND STOP PIMPING CASSIDY.