There's a new morning show in town, and it's The Morning Rush With Claudia and Rudy. Claudia Jordan and Rudy Rush will co-host the show, which starts airing Sept. 24 on Dallas' KRNB 105.7.
For more than a decade, commuters could turn to Smooth R&B 105.7 for the Steve Harvey Morning Show. That radio station last aired Steve Harvey's show on Friday, Aug. 31. The show left with little fanfare. But there were plenty of commercials after the fact that basically said, "So long, Steve. We'll see you on TV."
And Harvey is all over TV, with his own daytime talk show and hosting several shows including Little Big Shots, Family Feud and Miss Universe.
Harvey's career is rooted in Dallas; with Los Angeles, it was one of the first cities to carry his radio show before it was syndicated nationally. His radio show was first aired on 97.9 FM starting in 2003 and then moved to Smooth R&B in 2006.
Jordan, who was a cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta, announced her new gig with a few posts on Instagram. On a picture of her at a desk signing some papers, she captioned it by saying, "It's official," and used hashtags "#Signed #NewChapter."
Another Instagram post was more pointed. She wrote: "Dallas! Meet your new Smooth R&B Radio Morning Show co-hosts!" Jordan and her co-host, comedian Rudy Rush (Showtime at the Apollo), are standing in front of a Smooth R&B 105.7 backdrop in the accompanying photo.
Dallas radio has seen a bit of upheaval in the past couple of years. The nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show handed off the baton at 97.9 "The Beat" to Veda Loca in the Morning in November 2017. And when Boom 94.5 changed its format to "Majic" in Sept. 2017, it brought The Tom Joyner Morning Show back to the air in Dallas supplanting The Mark McCrazy Experience which had done the same to the syndicated Ed Lover Show in Oct. 2016.
(H/T: Atlanta Black Star)