Following the cancellation of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show last week, Radio-One’s Reach Media has announced that a new program hosted by Mary Mary singer/reality TV star Erica Campbell will debut on Monday, May 10.
“Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell” will fill Adams’ slot on the the 38 stations carrying that program as Reach attempts to bring younger demos to the Gospel programming. In addition to being one-half of the Gospel/R&B duo Mary Mary, Campbell stars on the WeTV docusoap of the same name.
Multi-award winning gospel artist and reality TV star Erica Campbell brings her voice, inspiration, charisma and style to a new morning drive radio show syndicated by Reach Media Inc. in collaboration with Radio One. The new 4 hour show, Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell sets a new bar for morning inspirational radio. Erica’s fresh take on radio brings a diverse mix of gospel and inspirational music, star-studded interviews and practical principles to help listeners do what her mantra proclaims:Faith Walking. Love Talking. Joy Living. Erica, whose influence extends beyond the church to urban culture will have exciting new features to energize listeners to Get Up! The show will be syndicated nationally beginning May 10th from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.
With nearly two decades in the music industry, Erica Campbell has repeatedly topped Billboard charts and won every music award possible as a member of the dynamic duo, Mary Mary and as a solo artist. A devoted wife and mother of three Erica shares her life with the world on her televised reality show, Mary Mary. No stranger to the public-eye, the social media maven has over 2 million followers she personally engages daily with inspiration and pure fun. Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell is the next natural progression of her career to extend her audience and share the life, music and inspiration that makes her – ERICA.
David Kantor, Chief Executive Officer of Reach Media and Radio One’s Radio Group states, “Erica has mastered her craft in music and she’s winning in reality TV and even social media. I’m glad Reach Media and Radio One can provide her access to syndicated radio – another media to dominate and share her inspirational voice.”
Erica Campbell says, “I’m humbled for this opportunity to expand my reach and share the Faith, Loveand Joy that fuels my life with listeners around the country. I’m grateful to Reach Media, Radio One and my manager Dan Otera for believing in me and my ability to inspire America to Get Up!”
Original Report 4/24: Radio-One’s Reach Media cancelled Yolanda Adams’ syndicated morning show following the conclusion of Thursday’s program following the expiration of her contract
Adams, a Grammy award winning Gospel artist, debuted her show for Reach in 2007 and was heard on 38 stations at the time of its cancellation including twelve Radio-One markets and Emmis’ 1190 WLIB New York. Also exiting are Adams’ co-hosts comedian Marcus D. Wiley and Minister Anthony ‘AV’ Valary.
Radio-One released the following statement in regards to the shows end:
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.