Angie Martinez, who is known as ‘The Voice of New York,’ resigned from Hot 97 on Wednesday after 25 years on the air. After Martinez finished her last show, she penned a farewell letter explaining her decision.

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“Today I resigned from HOT97. I am grateful to the Emmis family for my time with the company and the immeasurable way that it has shaped my life. We made history together in so many ways and I will cherish those memories and my friendships forever. This was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but ultimately it is time to move on, to grow and to be challenged in new ways. Saying goodbye is always emotional and bitter sweet but I am extremely excited about the future. Thank you HOT97 and most importantly….the listeners… for an unimaginable journey. Today will be my last show ❤️ stay tuned…. Love, angie.”

Former program director turned morning DJ Ebro Darden wished Martinez well before he hinted she had a big opportunity in store.

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“Angie, I love you and gave my life to protect you. This is a great opportunity to extend your brand!! Get that $$ … @angiemartinez,” Ebro tweeted. “Never be selfish, If you love them, let them leave.”