'The Russ Parr Morning Show' Is Ending After More Than 20 Years on the Radio


Dec. 28 2023, Published 9:47 a.m. ET

Russ Parr at a film premiere in 2022.
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The Gist:

  • The Russ Parr Morning Show is ending after 27 years on the air, Russ Parr announced via his Instagram account.
  • Russ said that he will spend his time focusing on writing and directing films.
  • He will have a new YouTube show and podcast that will feature many of the same co-hosts as his radio show did.
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Over more than two decades on the air, The Russ Parr Morning Show has undoubtedly touched the lives of millions of listeners. Russ Parr has been doing the show for 27 years, but on Dec. 27, 2023, he announced that the show would be ending.

Following the news that the show would be going off the air, many wanted to know what had happened to it, and why it's ending now, after so many years of continuously airing. Here's what we know about the show's end and what it means for Russ Parr's future.

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Russ Parr at the premiere of Power for Starz.
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What happened to 'The Russ Parr Morning Show'?

As the show announced on its official Instagram, The Russ Parr Morning Show is ending. Russ didn't go into detail about the reasons for the show's ending, but he did offer gratitude to the many listeners for his extended run on the air.

"Farewell, but Not Goodbye — The Russ Parr Morning Show," he wrote. "As we conclude the remarkable journey of the Russ Parr Morning Show, a journey that spanned over 27 years, we’re overwhelmed with gratitude and anticipation."

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"These years have been filled with mornings of laughter, engaging conversations, and moments that will forever be etched in our memories," he continued. "We extend our deepest thanks to Cathy Hughes, Alfred Liggins, and the entire team at Urban 1 for the extraordinary opportunity to be a part of your airwaves. This journey has been nothing less than phenomenal."

Russ announced that he will focus on another passion of his, which is writing and directing films. He also said that he will continue to host a version of his show along with Georgia Alfredas, who worked with him on The Russ Parr Morning Show. He said that the new YouTube show will be as "entertaining and dynamic" as ever. Russ also announced that he is working on a new podcasting venture as well called You Probably Don't Want to Hear This.

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"This podcast will be a lively, engaging, interactive, and often provocative exploration of life’s dos and don’ts," he explained. "Darnell and I will delve into various topics, from parenting and marital challenges o the intricacies of social media and face-to-face interactions. We won’t shy away from complex issues from everyday people, discussing negative celebrity relationships and toxic dynamics while celebrating love’s beauty."

Although The Russ Parr Morning Show is ending, it's clear that Russ has plenty of plans to keep his loyal listeners engaged in other venues and other ways. "Your support has always been our strength, and we look forward to continuing this journey with you," he wrote near the end of his post. He's hoping viewers follow him on his next adventure.

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