Angie Martinez’s departure from the radio station she called her home for 20 years, sent shockwaves throughout the industry. Power 105, through tweets rejoiced in the acquisition, noting that it had hired a legendary personality to command its afternoon slot. Hot 97, though embroiled in a heated back and forth with the rival station, was nothing but gracious in the departure of Martinez.
In a segment called “The Realness”, Peter Rosenberg echoed the statements of the Hot 97 staff when he relayed the message that they were hurt but happy about Angie’s progress toward a broader market, but sad they still had to see her go. “She is our Derrick Jeter” he says in glowing memory of Martinez’s stint at the New York mega station.