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Angela Yee, one of the hosts of the popular morning radio show The Breakfast Club, announced on-air Wednesday she was leaving after 12 years to launch her own nationally syndicated daily radio show.
Yee, who co-hosts The Breakfast Club with Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy, said starting her own show was something she’s wanted to do “for years.”
The midday program will be called Way Up With Angela Yee, and like The Breakfast Club, it will be produced by iHeartRadio.
Yee will stay on The Breakfast Club until her new show launches in the fall, according to iHeartRadio.
Yee worried fans Tuesday night when she tweeted “the breakfast club as you know it is officially over.”
“Having a nationally syndicated show, and having somebody in my position, a woman, a Black woman up here, it’s a rarity,” Yee said during her announcement.
Charlamagne tha God, Yee and DJ Envy launched The Breakfast Club in 2010 on New York City’s Power 105.1. It now airs on weekdays and weekends on over 100 stations across the country and gets 8 million monthly listeners. The show is also broadcast on RevoltTV and can be streamed as a podcast. Yee hosts her own podcast, Lip Service, which she said she will continue to do as she launches her Way Up. In 2020, The Breakfast Club was inducted into the Radio Hall Of Fame. “The Breakfast Club is not only a show, but a platform, a spotlight, a think-tank for all things hip-hop/pop-culture, politics, and community,” its induction description reads. Yee previously hosted her own morning show on SiriusXM called The Morning After With Angela Yee.
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