UPDATE THURSDAY 6AM: Well, that didn't take long.
Angie Martinez is headed to crosstown WWPR Power 105.1. CCM+E WKTU morning host Paul Cubby Bryant broke the news on Facebook Thursday morning...
Wednesday, Hip Hop WQHT 97.1 FM has released a statement confirming longtime PM Drive personality Angie Martinez has departed from Hot 97:
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.”
Martinz broke the news in a Tweet Wednesday Afternoon:
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
Martinez started with the radio station in 1996 when she began working with Funkmaster Flex. Martinez soon hosted her own show, the Afternoon Drive, where she has been ever since.
Some believe her next move could be to crosstown rival WWPR 105.1 FM Power 105. Or she might have made the decision to resign so she could pursue a music career. She has released two albums, “Up Close and Personal” in 2011 and then “Animal House” the following year.