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    Why Is The Breakfast Club Ending – Confirmed By Angela Yee

    As many heard the news from Angela Yee, some are wondering why is The Breakfast Club ending? Last year DJ Envy announced on a recent show that the syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club would no longer air on Revolt TV.

    The announcement came months after Revolt’s New CEO stepped in.

    On March 3, 2021 Detavio Samuels, 40, was announced the newest CEO of Revolt TV, the cable network owned by hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, which specializes in creating music-themed content for Black audiences.

    In December 2010, The Breakfast Club was established on Urban Contemporary station WWPR-FM as a morning drive radio show serving the New York City market.[2]

    The show gained mad popularity. By March 2014, The Breakfast Club began to be simulcast on the Revolt television network.[4]

    By July 2020, The Breakfast Club received nomination for induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.[6][7]

    Furthermore, talk radio industry magazine Talkers included it in its 2020 “Heavy Hundred” list of top 100 influential talk radio shows. They referred to the show as the “appointment listening every day for people of color.”[8]

    During the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, the Los Angeles Times called it “a radio forum for the nation’s racial reckoning.”[8]

    As of July 2020, the show reach 8 million listeners a month according to Nielsen.

    Nevertheless, Angela Yee announced on August 9th, 2022, that the show came to its end.

    So, Why Is the Breakfast Club Ending?

    Neither of the host spoke out about the reason behind the ending of the show. However, several things play into perspective. For one, Revolt snagged a deal with Comcast to air on popular cable. With a new CEO they plan to leverage hard change.

    In April the network launched Revolt Black News, and Samuels wants to expand its coverage to highlight activists, center Black women, and focus on investigative and breaking news.

    Last year the new CEO, Detavio Samuels announced that Revolt TV will be offered on more television and mobile platforms, such as Apple TV, Roku, Android, and iOS. Currently, about 75 to 100 people work at the company.

    Additionally stating there are plans for a possible podcast, too. “The dream is that we will be the largest Black-owned media company in the world,” he said. “So we’re doing it.”

    Secondly, each host have their own streams of business income. Which may also launch into bigger opportunities.

    For instance, Charlamagne hosts his own late-night show, Tha God’s Honest Truth. Angela Yee hosts another show as well called Lip Service. As for DJ Envy the artist changes a fee up to $10k for any event, party, or concert.

    Although, neither the host or CEO stated why the Breakfast Club show is coming to an end, the shift for content and cultural awareness is extremely different then the celebrity news interviews typically aired on the show.

     

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