After 12 years, Angela Yee announced live on air that she’s leaving The Breakfast Club morning show to host her own radio show on iHeart.
YEE: Years later they approached me up here at iHeart they had a sit down with me and tell me that they are going to give me my very own show. And so part of that is I wasn't sure what was happening when she first told me, but I am going to be leaving The Breakfast Club. You guys obviously will continue on and you know it'll be a different iteration of The Breakfast Club but I will have my own show up here. I heart as well so I'll be
CHARLAMAGNE: So when you say your own show, like a Daily Show.
YEE: Yes like a Daily Show, a nationally syndicated Daily Show
CHARLAMAGNE: And Lip Service,
YEE: And my podcast Lip Service
DJ ENVY: Sir, would you let her do it?
CHARLAMAGNE: What I'm asking questions! I been waiting all day to ask questions.
YEE: Honestly, can't believe it. I know it took a long time to make this happen. So I want to thank everybody at iHeart. But of course mostly I really want to thank first and foremost the listeners who are part of our breakfast club family. We've been doing this for 12 years now and so, this is just a tremendous opportunity. I feel extremely grateful, extremely blessed to be able to get something that, you know, is really monumental up here because, you know, as far as having a nationally syndicated show and somebody in my position, a woman, a black woman up here, I don't know. I mean, it's a rarity And it's a great opportunity and it's not something that I take lightly.