The Breakfast Club mainstay, Angela Yee, is leaving the syndicated morning show she co-hosts with Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy to start her own midday radio show.
The news comes on Yee’s heels cryptic tuesday tweet She claimed that “the breakfast club as you know it is officially over” and after dropping hints in the spring that she was working on a new gig.
“I’m leaving ‘The Breakfast Club,'” Yee said on Wednesday morning’s show, adding that she had to wait for the official press release to go out before sharing more details. “It’s going to be a different version of ‘The Breakfast Club,’ but I’m going to have my own daily show. It’s really exciting, I honestly can’t believe this is happening.”
The IHeartMedia announcement came shortly after, stating that Yee will host “Way Up With Angela Yee,” a weekday show syndicated by Premiere Networks, an IHeartMedia subsidiary. The program will air on at least 30 IHeartMedia stations throughout the fall, including Power 105.1 WWPR-FM, New York’s home station of The Breakfast Club.
Yee’s afternoon show will feature the Brooklyn-raised broadcast veteran “in a fast-paced, interactive show where she connects directly with listeners about the kind of hot and topical issues she’s gained confidence in over her decades on the air,” said IHeartMedia. including relationships, hip-hop and R&B, headline topics and general culture, both inside and outside the music industry.
“Way Up” will also feature interviews with celebrities and special guests.
“I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to have this unique opportunity to create a brand new show,” Yee said in the IHeartMedia statement. “I appreciate everyone who helped make this happen at IHeartMedia and especially the listeners who are like family to me.”
She added: “It’s a bittersweet feeling to leave an iconic show like The Breakfast Club, which we spent 12 years building from the ground up, but we will forever be an extension of one another. I’m working hard and dedicated to making our new program exciting, thoughtful, provocative, and most importantly, a safe haven for even more of us to grow and learn from while having fun. I’m ready for this new chapter!”
The announcement didn’t say when Yee’s last day at The Breakfast Club would be, but in a separate one tweetShe told a fan that she will be staying on the show for “at least a month.”
“Angela Yee is a powerhouse! She’s a businesswoman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a highly entertaining, smart, and witty talent who will go down in history as one of the greats of her generation. We’re thrilled to have her directing this new show,” added Thea Mitchem, executive vice president of programming at IHeartMedia. “Angela has her finger on the pulse of entertainment and culture, and I look forward to seeing her bring her positivity and even more great content to her loyal listeners in new and impactful ways.”
“The Breakfast Club” debuted on Power 105.1 in 2010, where it was broadcast live in more than 90 markets nationwide, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami and Palm Springs, as well as on Revolt TV and via streaming. It also airs on more than 100 stations weekdays and weekends and has 8 million monthly listeners, according to Forbes. The show, which includes Yee’s Rumor Report, Ask Yee, and Front Page News segments, was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2020.
That same year, Yee’s co-host Charlamagne Tha God — also the host of Comedy Central’s “Hell of a Week” — signed a five-year deal with IHeartMedia to continue hosting the show and was also named the company’s senior creative officer of content and culture Programming, according to Root. The deal also launched the Black Effect Podcast Network, a platform for podcasters targeting black audiences.
Yee’s Popular “Lip Service” The podcast, in which she and her friends discuss intimacy, sex and relationships with hip-hop and R&B stars, will also be available soon through the IHeartPodcast Network, IHeartMedia said.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-08-10/angela-yee-the-breakfast-club-way-up-with-angela-yee-iheartmedia Angela Yee leaving ‘The Breakfast Club’ to host her own show