Angela Yee, Charlamagne tha God + DJ Envy migrate to Revolt TV
Over the past three years, Power 105’s The Breakfast Club morning show has gone from regional program to national sensation. Its hosts—Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God—have harnessed the power of their distinctive personalities and the reach of new media to take their four hours of daily radio to the next level.
The trio’s interviews with stars like Kanye West, Jay Z and Nicki Minaj seem to always light up the Internet. And the show has become such a media mainstay that when President Obama wanted to get the word out about Obamacare, he sent his senior advisor Valeria Jarrett to mix it up with radio’s most raucous crew. (Naturally, they asked her if there was any truth to the rumor that she’s dating Ahmad Rashad.)
EBONY: What opportunity does TV present that y’all don’t already have on other platforms?
Angela Yee: I think it’s the opportunity to have our show out there visually. It just gives it another dimension. Also, just the reach that we’ll have now to be in different households that might have not ordinarily heard us on the radio or on iHeart or whatever, they can now turn on the TV and see us.
DJ Envy: Absolutely, and I think we’ll be in, what, 33 million homes? Do the math. If we get just 10 percent of that, that’s amazing!
Charlamagne: And [being on TV] just sets you apart from everything else. Like, if you look at the history of radio shows that have had their actual show on television, whether it was Howard Stern or Wendy Williams or Tom Joyner, those are the elite. It’s not like we’re doing a corny-ass reality show. It’s us.
EBONY: What is it about the three of you that works so well together?
Angela Yee: I think the main thing is that all three of us are very hard workers. It’s not like anybody in here slacks off. Even if we come to work and we’re not feeling each other one day, or people aren’t getting along necessarily, we all tolerate each other. [laughter]
When you can ask somebody about her fake breasts or favorite sexual position, these things are things that make somebody think, ‘They really asked! I can’t believe it!’
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Charlamagne: Like when Yee and Envy get their period at the same time. That is the worst.
Angela Yee: That’s because we’re together every day and that’s what happens. We’re on the same cycle. Charlamagne is on a whole different cycle. [laughter] But seriously, we all work hard. We all go above and beyond what’s expected of us, and we all respect each other and respect our show. I gotta make sure I do what I gotta do because I don’t want to let them down.
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