Yolanda Adams: Morning Radio Show Comes To An End
Reach Media, the syndication arm of Radio One, has decided to end “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” after more than nine years.
AlwaysAList.com learned on Thursday that Yolanda Adams and her co-hosts, comedian Marcus D. Wiley and minister Anthony “A.V.” Valary, were made aware that the very successful radio program was being canceled after their broadcast on Thursday.
The Grammy-winning recording artist acknowledged the end of her show in post on Instagram.
“Hello Family. As of this morning, ‘The Yolanda Adams Morning Show’ has transitioned. We thank you for all of your support and love. We love all of you. Tune in to see the great things God is now doing with us,” the message on Adams’ personal account read.
Based in Houston, Texas where Adams lived, “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” launched in 2007 and was the first daily Gospel show to be nationally syndicated. During its initial years, Adams worked alongside radio veteran Larry Jones, who left the show in 2010.
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At the time of cancelation, the “Open My Heart” singer’s radio show was heard on 38 stations in cities like New York City, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Charlotte and Washington, DC, among others.
Reach Media already has plans to launch a new morning show with another female Gospel artist. The company plans to announce the new syndicated host in the next few weeks.
AlwaysAList.com received a statement from Reach Media/Radio One on Friday afternoon.
“The Yolanda Adams Morning Show contract expired and will not be renewed. We are grateful for the years of dedicated service Yolanda Adams, her two co-hosts, Anthony Valarie (AV), Marcus D. Wiley and staff provided to our listeners and we wish them well in their future endeavors,” it read.
On Friday, the network aired a best-of retrospective of “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” because Adams decided not to do a farewell broadcast.
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