Veteran radio personality Angie Martinez, aka “The Voice Of New York,” has announced her resignation from Hot 97 after 25 years on the air.
Angie announced the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday (June 18), explaining her decision following her last show.
“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.”
The 43-year-old started at Hot 97 as an intern during her teens before eventually becoming an on-air personality. During her run, she interviewed countless superstars such as Kanye West, Jay Z, and Mariah Carey.
Aside from her radio work, Angie also released two albums, 2001’s Up Close and Personal and 2002’s Animal House. She also appeared on the 1997 hit “Not Tonight” (Ladies Night Remix)” alongside Lil Kim, Missy Elliott, Da Brat and Left Eye.
As far as her future, she’s yet to divulge what’s to come, but says “I have opportunities that I want to pursue.”