Having worked in radio for two decades, “The Voice of New York,” Angie Martinez (of HOT 97 and more recently of Power 105.1) was recognized for her contributions to NYC culture by Mayor DiBlasio, and has been honored with her own day. November 19 has been declared “Angie Martinez Day” in NYC. Said DiBlasio of his decision to give the radio vet her own day:
“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!”
View the ceremony clip here.