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Angie Martinez Explains Why She Left Hot 97 To Join Power 105



Radio personality Angie Martinez caused a firestorm, last week, when she announced that she had resigned from the radio station that launched her successful long-running career, Hot 97. What was even more shocking, was her announcement, the very next day, that she’d be joining rival NYC radio station Power 105.1. The news caused such a fuss, rival DJs Funkmaster Flex and DJ Envy were enthralled into a very heated feud that landed on social media.

Now Martinez, whose been pretty quiet since the announcement, is giving her side of the story.

She says, “It’s business and people leave jobs all the time. I’m not disloyal at all. I have always been extremely loyal. I put -I don’t know how many years of my life- down for that company. Even the highest of higher ups –which is when I went to make the phone call when I decided to take this amazing offer that I got. They said [executives] you’ve served this company so well [and for] so many years, I can do nothing but wish you well.”

“It was no –how dare you? Why would you leave us? There was not –it was emotional and sad,” Angie Martinez continued. “But nobody was angry. Nobody felt like I was doing the wrong thing. Everyone said this is the right thing for you to do for your career and your life.”

Listen to the full interview below and share your thoughts.

What are your thought CK readers, do you feel Angie was disloyal? We’d love to hear your thoughts.



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