Wendy Williams Leaves Radio For TV
July 23, 2009 at 6:53 AM (PT)
"For months, fans of WENDY WILLIAMS have wondered how she would handle the demands of hosting a radio program and a television talk show," writes THE NEW YORK TIMES. "Now they have their answer -- on WEDNESDAY night, Ms. WILLIAMS said that she would leave her daily radio show, 'The WENDY WILLIAMS Experience,' at the end of the month."
In a news release, WILLIAMS said that she would depart the show, which has been broadcast since 2002 on INNER CITY Urban AC WBLS/NEW YORK and is syndicated nationally, after the JULY 31st show to focus on her TV series, "The WENDY WILLIAMS Show." In a statement, WILLIAMS said she was "blessed to have a broadcast home" on NEW YORK radio, adding, "My hope is that you will do your best to find me on your remote so I can continue to entertain and inform you each and every day."
WBLS VP/GM DEON LEVINGSTON said in a statement, "We are saddened to lose one of our most popular personalities. But we understand what it requires to put a live show on television each and every day and wish WENDY all the best in this new venture."