Angie Martinez has been the queen bee of New York City radio for two decades. Before taking her talents to Power 105 last year, she was deemed “The Voice of New York” at Hot 97, where she started in the early 90s. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has recognized the radio vet and has honored her with her own day. Nov. 19th has been stamped as Angie Martinez Day.
“Whether speaking with legendary hip hop artists, popularizing the music that became our City’s daily anthems or consoling the community after the tragic events on September 11th, Angie Martinez has, like the best radio personalities, grown as trusted and familiar to her listeners as a dear friend. I am delighted to applaud the key role she has played in New York and to wish her a terrific next chapter at Power 105.1. We are fortunate to live in a City with such a rich array of voices and cultures, and my administration is working to ensure residents from all backgrounds and walks of life can enjoy and contribute to the creative energy of New York.Tonight, in honor of Angie and all the Puerto Rican sisters and brothers beside us building that brighter tomorrow, I say: “¡Pa’lante!”
Watch a clip of the ceremony below.