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Angie Martinez Details Why She Left Hot 97 For Power 105.1

Posted By on June 24, 2014

Angie Martinez recently left New York’s Hot 97 and she has now decided to explain exactly why she decided to leave her long time job and move over to their rival station Power 105.1.

According to Martinez, the opportunity for her to appear in different markets at 105.1 helped her decision to make the unexpected move.

 “It’s what I wanted,” she says. “It just got to the point where I wanted to be on in different markets — I want to grow and be challenged in new ways.” Well, Martinez will certainly be challenged; starting in mid-July, she’ll not only host the 3-to-7 p.m. shift at Power 105, she’ll also do an earlier, live four-hour shift for Miami’s The Beat (103.5) — which, like Power 105, is owned by Clear Channel. “It’s not going to be the same show — I’ll do a show just for Miami and a show just for New York.” (NY Post)

Although she made some quick changes, Martinez says everything has been an emotional roller coaster since she broke the news.

 ”People keep texting me like this is such a big deal and keep forwarding me links to things,” she says, surprised by the hoopla since the announcement. “I’ve really tried to keep a quiet mind about it. I’m trying not to read too much of the comments on social media or too much stuff about it in general. It’s emotional enough for me, and I just want to look forward and not get too wrapped up in the noise.” (Billboard)