“We all have our favorite moments from the show that has put youth culture on television daily since the first year of this century. We have pride in being involved with the show that has welcomed almost every movie star, music superstar and fresh-faced talent you can name (you can even throw in a First Lady). We’ve all laughed with and been entertained by the young men and women hosts that have charmed us at 6 p.m. (and more recently 5 p.m.) each weekday,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, in a statement about the show.
When “106 & Park” premiered on Sept. 11, 2000, the show was hosted A.J. Calloway and Free. Both hosts left the show five years after being there.