Angela Yee is leaving The Breakfast Club and will host a new weekday broadcast radio show Way Up with Angela Yee starting in fall 2022.
Premiere Networks announced the news on Wednesday (Aug. 10) about the award-winning media personality in an official press release obtained by BET.com. The new show will be heard across 30 iHeartMedia stations, including Power 105.1, and will be available for syndication through Premiere Networks to stations across the country.
Way Up with Angela Yee will feature the iconic personality in a fast-paced, listener interactive show, as she connects directly with listeners on the kinds of hot and timely topics in which she’s garnered trust over her decades on air -- from relationships to Hip-Hop and R&B, headline news topics, and overall culture, both in and out of the music industry, the press release notes.
“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to have this once in a lifetime opportunity to create a brand-new show,” said Yee. “I appreciate everyone who has helped to make this happen at iHeartMedia, and most importantly, the listeners who are like family to me. It’s a bittersweet feeling to leave an iconic show like ‘The Breakfast Club,’ which we built from the ground up for 12 years, but we will forever be an extension of each other. 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 while having fun. I’m ready for this new chapter!”
On Tuesday night (Aug. 9) Yee sent out a tweet sharing with fans that the popular radio show podcast The Breakfast Club is over — at least in its current incarnation.
“The breakfast club as you know it is officially over,” she tweeted with a heart emoji.
The Power 105.1 FM morning show co-host remained tight-lipped, not giving away any details on why the current show has chosen to disband. DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God also host the show alongside Yee.
The Breakfast Club first aired back in 2010 and quickly dominated New York City with its viral and memorable moments. The show was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2020.
“What an accomplishment! … And for everyone who listens to us in the morning and is part of our family, thank you so much for this honor!” Yee wrote in August 2020.
“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,” the official page for the show reads on the Radio Hall of Fame site. “Known for their unrivaled interviews and their ability to connect with and engage audiences through their unique blend of honesty, wit and humor, also makes it a must-stop on political campaign trails. The Breakfast Club’s annual #Change4Change radiothon has raised millions for charity.