Yolanda Adams and her co-hosts, comedian Marcus D. Wiley and Minister Anthony “A.V.” Valary bid farewell to their radio fans on Friday, April 23, 2016 after Reach Media, the syndication arm of Radio One, has decided to cancel the broadcast of “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” after more than nine years. The show was heard on 38 stations, including Atlanta Praise 102.5 FM.
She wrote on her Instagram page on Friday:
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.
WE LOVE YOU DEARLY!!!
The radio show was based in Houston where Adams lives. When it launched in 2007, it was the first daily Gospel show to be nationally syndicated.
Adams thanked the fans for their support and love. “We love all of you. Tune in to see the great things God is now doing with us,” she said.
The Grammy Award-winning gospel artist, single mother and former radio host will likely continue to empower her fans, especially women and young girls.
Fans have been responding positively on her Instagram page with words of encouragement like the following:
@raizenpraize: You guys blessed my morning with laughter, wisdom , and the word praying that your better blessings are own the way for all of you
@carcmal: God has something bigger in His plans, this season is finished on to the next, Be blessed
@kia_sreds: I can’t believe they canceled the show! You guys were awesome and gave me my daily inspiration in the mornings. Will truly miss you all ?!
@carlaamoultrie: I’m stunned, I listen to you all every morning on my commute to work!! My wellness Wednesday’s are no more ?
Today, Monday, April 25, Reach Media/Radio One announced they will syndicate Gospel singer/reality TV star Erica Campbell beginning MAY 10. The new 4-hour morning show will be called “GET UP! MORNINGS WITH ERICA CAMPBELL.”
Campbell says in a statement, “I’m grateful to REACH MEDIA, RADIO ONE, DAN OTERO of GLOBE STAR MEDIA and WARRYN CAMPBELL, CEO of my BLOCK RECORDS, for believing in me and my ability to inspire America to Get Up!