The Breakfast Club (radio show)

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The Breakfast Club
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Genre Talk, Hip hop, Politics
Running time 4 hours
Country of origin United States
Home station Power 105.1
(New York City)
Syndicates Premiere Networks
TV adaptations Simulcast on Revolt
Starring DJ Envy
Angela Yee
Charlamagne tha God
Produced by Eddie F.
Original release 2010 (at WWPR-FM)
since 2013 (Syndication) – present
Opening theme "Smells Like Teen Spirit" performed by Nirvana
Website Official 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 50 plus markets around the country and on REVOLT every morning. Common topics of discussion on the show are celebrity gossip (especially in the hip hop industry), progressive politics, sexual and dating issues.

History[edit]

The Breakfast Club was established December 2010 on Power 105.1 as a local morning show.[2] In April 2013, Premiere Networks (WWPR-FM's corporate cousin through owner 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] Since March 2014, The Breakfast Club has been simulcast on REVOLT.[4]

In July 2017, comedian Lil Duval joked on the show about killing a sex partner if she turned out to be a transgender woman. Host Charlamagne Tha God, while noting that killing a trans person was a hate crime, stated that women not disclosing their trans status were "taking away a person's power of choice" and "should go to jail or something". In response, trans activists, including Raquel Willis and Elle Hearns, called for the show to be boycotted or cancelled.[5][6][7]

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)

Past/Recurring segments[edit]

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

Affiliates[edit]

There are currently 38 affiliated stations currently airing The Breakfast Club radio show.

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