Ed Lover, Monie Love Radio Show Canceled
Unfortunately, the end is near for one of our favorite radio shows. Boom 102.9’s syndicated morning show Ed Lover with Monie Love has reportedly been canceled. According to AJC, the show will end at the end of December. The site reports,
Mitch Henry, manager of network operations for Reach Media, confirmed the show’s pending demise today. He said the final new show will air Friday on Boom 102.9 and a few other stations with “best of” segments airing next week. The show is produced out of Atlanta at Radio One downtown studios down the hallway from Rickey Smiley‘s syndicated show studios.
The morning show reached 10 or 11 affiliates at its peak but only has about five now.
Lover’s departure has fueled speculation that Radio One, which has majority ownership of Tom Joyner‘s Reach Media syndicated radio company, is going to change its classic hip-hop format at 102.9 to an old-school R&B format and add Joyner’s show to that station in the new year. Kiss 104.1 recently dropped Joyner after more than 20 years there for a local show led by Art Terrell with Roy Wood Jr. contributing. (Joyner recently said he plans to retire in two years.)
For now, Ed Lover will reportedly host a weekend show.