Center Stage: From Hot To Power Angie Martinez

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First of all, I would like to congratulate Ms. Angie Martinez for making moves, yes Power moves to Power 105.  The voice of New York City has made one of the best decisions she can after dedicating years to Hot 97.  It’s now time for a change. I have been following Angie Mar’s career growing up and I bought her two albums Up Close and Personal and Animal House. I actually bought two copies of Animal House cause I thought it was a great album.animal house angie mar

I was expecting for a third album, but maybe she has something in the works that I don’t know about… I look up to Angie as a role model, her radio, acting and music careers are definitely something to aspire too. Being a female, Latina, hip-hop lover myself, I look up to women such as Angie that are deep rooted in the hip-hop culture and most of all are respected.


Angie’s love of hip-hop has enabled her to have an influential career on the radio, where she has interviewed major heavy hitters in the music industry. Also, was  featured on one of the hottest singles “Not Tonight” alongside Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, Da Brat and Lisa Left Eye Lopes in 1997, and once again has two albums!!

Anyhow, going back to Angie’s move to Power 105. I think this will be a successful transition for her since Power 105 has the most notably and popular radio show The Breakfast Club, which features Dj Envy, Charlamagne the God, and Angela Yee. Remember a few years ago Angela Yee resigned from Shade 45 SiriusXM Radio to Join Power 105 (Power Move), which left the morning show open for Sway in the Morning 🙂 which brought Heather B (All Clocks Down, MTV 1rst Real World) back to radio (Shade 45).

Now, Hot 97 has some real strategic planning to do on how they are going to increase their ratings, retain their audience and still be a relevant radio station in New York City. Like they say, “When one door closes another one opens.” Maybe this can give Hot 97 the opportunity to interview and recruit an up and coming talent or established talent to their radio station. Also celebrity guests hosts may also do the trick. This is an opportunity for Hot 97 to reinvent themselves, that’s if they want to stay competitive with Power 105.


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