The Breakfast Club (radio show)

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The Breakfast Club
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GenreTalk, Hip hop, Politics
Running time4 hours
Country of originUnited States
Home stationPower 105.1
(New York City)
SyndicatesPremiere Networks
TV adaptationsSimulcast on Revolt
StarringDJ Envy
Angela Yee
Charlamagne tha God
Produced byEddie F.
Original release2010 (at WWPR-FM)
since 2013 (Syndication) – present
Opening theme"Smells Like Teen Spirit" performed by Nirvana
WebsiteOfficial website

The Breakfast Club is an American syndicated radio show based in New York City hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne tha God.[1] It currently airs in over 90 radio markets around the country and is also televised by Revolt every morning. Common topics of discussion on the show are celebrity gossip (especially in the hip hop industry), progressive politics, and sexual and dating issues.

History[edit]

In December 2010, The Breakfast Club was established on New York's Power 105.1 (WWPR-FM) as a morning show serving the local market.[2]

In April 2013, Premiere Networks (a subsidiary of then Clear Channel Communications, now iHeartMedia) launched a weekend version of the show, Weekends with the Breakfast Club, which is a Top 20 Countdown. Four months later, The Breakfast Club was rolled out into syndication.[3]

In March 2014, The Breakfast Club began simulcast on the Revolt television network.[4]

In January 2020, The Breakfast Club was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special).[5]

In July 2020, The Breakfast Club was nominated for induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.[6][7] Talk radio industry magazine Talkers included it in its 2020 "Heavy Hundred" list of top 100 influential talk radio shows, calling the show "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.[8]

In August 2020, The Breakfast Club was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.[9]

Segments[edit]

  • Front Page News
  • Get It Off Your Chest
  • The Rumor Report
  • Ask Yee (Wednesday and Thursdays)
  • Donkey of the Day
  • Freaky Friday (Friday)
  • Positive note of the day
  • Call in and Weigh in
  • Interview
  • Goon Toons (Friday)
  • People's Choice Mix
  • Shoot Your Shot (Tuesday)
  • Slander the Breakfast Club

Past/recurring segments[edit]

  • The Freezer
  • After the Club
  • New Song of the day
  • The Decision (Mondays)
  • Hoe Appreciation Day 2

Affiliates[edit]

Currently there are 77 affiliated stations airing The Breakfast Club radio show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premiere Radio Networks". Premiere Radio.
  2. ^ "New York's Power 105.1 Introduces New Morning Show". Billboard. December 3, 2010.
  3. ^ "Clear Channel Begins Breakfast Club Syndication Rollout". August 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Breakfast Club is coming to REVOLT!".
  5. ^ "NAACP | Nominees Announced for 51st NAACP Image Awards". NAACP. January 9, 2020.
  6. ^ "Radio Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Nominees". Insideradio.com.
  7. ^ "Who's Next Into the Radio Hall of Fame?". Radio World. July 9, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c Battaglio, Stephen (2020-07-15). "'The Breakfast Club' is a radio forum for the nation's racial reckoning". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  9. ^ https://www.revolt.tv/2020/8/17/21372571/the-breakfast-club-inducted-radio-hall-of-fame