“The Voice of New York” is on her way to being solidified amongst the greats of radio. Angie Martinez will be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame this year after owning the hip-hop airwaves for decades.
The former Hot 97 Radio Personality became a giant in the industry giving fans years of memorable interviews and legendary moments that she later detailed in her memoir My Voice.
The 49-year-old New York native quit Hot 97 to join the competition, Power 105.1, sending shockwaves through the hip-hop community.
She played an instrumental role in branding Hot 97 as the voice hip-hop voice of New York from the mid-'90s, with many memorable moments on air.
The Breakfast Club has also been chosen for induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.
“Angie’s twenty years of on-air hosting experience has led her to become the media trailblazer she is today: radio and TV host, New York Times best-selling author, spokeswoman, actress, recording artist, entertainment personality and philanthropist.
Angie Martinez has been the Voice of New York for over 20 years and she is a trusted member of the hip hop community and is a trailblazer who has paved the way for women, people of color and media personalities everywhere”
iHeartRadio said in a statement when Martinez was nominated.