MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO DECLARES ANGIE MARTINEZ DAY ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH 2015 IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
As part of a series of events commemorating Puerto Rican Heritage Month, Mayor Bill De Blasio declares Angie Martinez Day on Thursday November 19th 2015 in NYC.
Angie has been blessing the airwaves since the tender age of 16 at radio station WQHT “Hot 97″ and has since become a household name, holding down the threshold of all-things-radio, and nailing major interviews that no other radio media personality could touch. Officially, earning her day presented the mayor of New York, it’s no secret that the award of proclamation was well-deserved. She now serves at her new media home of Power 105.1 [since leaving Hot 97 back in June 2014] and is managed by Jay Z‘s business conglomerate, Roc Nation.
Mayor De Blasio says:
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!