Angie Martinez resigns from Hot 97

Posted at 7:11 PM, Jun 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-18 19:23:00-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) — After over 20 years as one of the most recognizable voices in New York City, Angie Martinez has resigned from her post at Hot 97.

“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,” Martinez wrote on her Instagram account Wednesday. “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.”

Martinez, known as “The Voice of New York,” began her career at Hot 97 answering phones at 16-years-old.

“Thank you HOT97 and most importantly….the listeners… for an unimaginable journey,” Martinez wrote.

Hot 97’s competitor Power 105.1 replied with a smiley face at the announcement of Martinez’s departure.