Angela Yee is leaving “The Breakfast Club” after 12 years to host her own syndicated radio show.
“This is really exciting, but this is something that I’ve been waiting to do for years now, way before the pandemic,” Yee told her co-hosts Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy on Wednesday morning’s show. “I had actually sat down with our big boss… and I was telling her, like, ‘Look, I really wanna have my own show.’ You know, I have my podcast ‘Lip Service’ and I was thinking I would be able to get something like a weekend situation.”
“The Breakfast Club” originates from New York’s Power 105.1 radio station.
A post on the station’s website says Yee’s new weekday show will be called “Way Up with Angela Yee.” The program, will air middays starting in the fall across more than 30 iHeartMedia stations, including Power 105.1. The program will include celebrity interviews and special guests.
Yee hinted a change was coming to “The Breakfast Club” Tuesday night on Twitter.
“The Breakfast Club as you know it is officially over,” she tweeted, sparking rumors that the show might be ending, and making Yee a trending topic in the United States for several hours.
Fans can rest easy. The show is not ending. Yee will remain on the program for a few weeks before moving to her new show.
“The Breakfast Club” launched as a local program in December 2010, with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne. After two years, it went into national syndication and is currently heard in over 100 markets.
Watch Yee’s announcement below.