This was posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 on Rodney Ho's AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Streetz 94.5 has dropped New York-based syndicated show The Breakfast Club after two-plus years, going back to a local show. (UPDATE: 92.3 and 96.7/The Beat is now airing the show.)
This time, owner Steve Hegwood has hired Mo Quick and rap star Yung Joc, who is also a regular on VH1's popular reality show "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta." It's called the "Streetz Morning Take over."
Hegwood, in a text, said if the show works well, he plans to syndicate the show.
In 2014, he dropped local host Rashan Ali in favor of the syndicated Breakfast Club because it was hot. “The Breakfast Club will fit the station really well,” Hegwood said in 2014. “It’s doing really well in Houston, New York and Norfolk.”
The Breakfast Club – DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God– began in 2010 and went into syndication nationally in 2013 with a weekend highlights show, then expanded to morning syndication in August of that year.
Tony Gray, a top-notch radio programming consultant, said on Twitter that there is a rumor IHeartMedia will be creating a hip-hop station with the Breakfast Club at the helm as early as tomorrow. Somehow, Atlanta - which already has five hip-hop stations - may land a sixth one.
He thinks this new station will replace 105.3/El Patron, a long-time regional Mexican station that has fallen on hard times recently in terms of ratings.
UPDATE: I heard the change will occur at 92.3 and 96.7 November 14. Read more here.