Angela Yee, the longtime co-host of the popular radio program The Breakfast Club, announced on Wednesday morning that she would be leaving the program to start her own weekly solo broadcast with iHeartRadio.
Later this fall, radio host Angela Yee will launch Way Up With Angela Yee, which will have her interacting with fans, doing interviews with famous people, and covering current events. More than 30 iHeartMedia stations, including The Breakfast Club’s flagship station, New York’s Power 105.1, will broadcast the program throughout the lunchtime hour, and it will be available for national syndication.
“This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for years now, since way before the pandemic,” revealed Yee during Wednesday’s live broadcast of The Breakfast Club. “As far as having a nationally syndicated show, and somebody in my position — a woman, a Black woman — up here, it’s a rarity, and it’s a great opportunity and it’s not something that I take lightly, so I’m really excited.”
After Yee departs later this fall, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God will take over as host of The Breakfast Club in time for the debut of her show. Yee has co-hosted The Breakfast Club since the show’s debut in 2010, and during her nearly two-decade radio career, she has won numerous accolades, including two Gracie Awards.