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The Breakfast Club's Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Jess Hilarious call CAU their station for the day

The "World’s Most Dangerous Radio Show” did a living recording on Clark Atlanta University's campus

On Friday, April 26, CAU was greeted to a live recording of the world-renown radio show The Breakfast Club. Although the show is usually broadcasted from New York City, it came to Atlanta to rollout its new partnership with 96.1 The Beat.

This show was different from most of the on-air shows. It was more personal and gave an opportunity for  members of Generation Z to voice their opinions about what’s going on in our current world. Students were able to partake in what Charlamagne Tha God called a "town hall meeting." This was set up like an open forum where students came to the microphone and said their piece about topics such as the upcoming election, President Joe Biden being the commencement speaker for Morehouse College’s upcoming graduation, and the protests taking place on campuses across the nation in response to the Israeli and Palestinian war.

CAU Senior Psychology Major, Rashad Mundy was in attendance for The Breakfast Club’s live show at CAU and he says it was a good event and brought visibility to the school. “Today was a great opportunity to not only showcase the awareness and humor of our students but also bring a lot of visibility to the school. It was really nice seeing Jess, Charlamagne and Envy all in person and hearing how receptive they were to our feedback, and what our views were on political matters," he said. "10 out of 10 event.”

The live show was not the only opportunity in store. Select students in the Mass Media Arts department got the opportunity to work with the production first hand. Students from CAU-TV who are interested in production shadowed the show’s production team to get some insight on what it’s like to set up a live show of this magnitude. Members of  the CAU chapter of The Public Relations Student Society of America( PRSSA) played a pivotal role in setting up interviews, working with talent and gaining some new knowledge in the world of PR. Student journalists from WSTU Radio, the student-led radio station here at CAU, and The Panther Newspaper were able to interview talent and showcase their journalistic skills.

  DJ Envy,  who is a product of a Historically Black College and Institution (Hampton University, '99), talked about how opportunities like this are great for HBCU students. “I always feel like it’s a great opportunity when you get to speak to somebody that’s actually doing what they want to do," he said. "A lot of times we don’t get these opportunities. I didn’t see anyone who did radio come to my school, so [it's good] that they get to see and ask questions and see what it really took."

"It’s always great learning from a professor, but talking to someone that’s in the field it’s gems that you never get the chance to get, so the fact the school was able to make this happen is amazing,” he continued.

The Breakfast Club at Clark Atlanta University started off  as just a live radio show, but evolved into a moment that would be engraved in this university’s history forever.


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