WWRL — the longest running black radio station in the New York City area — is changing to a Spanish-speaking format on January 1st. Therefore, all of the current programming on WWRL 1600 AM will be no more, including Clay Cane Live.
We’ve had over two years of Clay Cane Live and tonight marks 97 original episodes. It’s been an incredible run. We originally started with one-hour at 11pm EST on Thursdays. Due to strong ratings, we were upgraded to 8pm - 10pm EST on Tuesdays. So many great guests joined us over the past two years: Brandy, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tichina Arnold, Aubrey O’Day, Norm Lewis, Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Keith Boykin, Kandi Burruss, Mike Ruiz and others.
Along with Mark Corece and J’Nara Corbin (all of the other amazing co-hosts we’ve had, including Damion West), I am happy to say Clay Cane Live via Equality Pride Radio is part of WWRL and radio history with our diverse format, which reached out to the LGBT community but transcended all labels.
For 86 years, WWRL has been the voice of black radio. It’s unfortunate WWRL as we know it will be no more, but everything changes. Most importantly, thank you to all of our loyal listeners. Please tune-in to our final show at 8pm EST tonight!