"Steve Harvey's got a radio show!"
Steve Harvey has been omnipresent in media for much longer than 10 years but radio has been his most consistent gig. This week marks the 10th anniversary of The Steve Harvey Morning Show being on-air. The show combines heart, humor and music along with celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment. Harvey is joined on the show by Shirley Strawberry, Carla Ferrell, his "Nephew Tommy," and Junior.
The show is based around several segments and strives on the off the cuff comedy of Steve Harvey but each and every show begins with the uplifting staple of the show, The Morning Inspiration.
The Strawberry Letter is another staple of The Steve Harvey Harvey Morning Show. Listeners questions about relationships are read on-air daily by Shirley Strawberry and answered candidly by Harvey.
The Steve Harvey Morning Show encourages listener involvement with segments such as: Tommy's Prank Phone Calls - "Nephew Tommy" calls unsuspecting listeners and creates scenarios that result in hilarious reactions and What's Bothering Sheryl - Sheryl rants about a variety of annoying topics that listeners submit for discussion. The show has allowed Steve Harvey to interview the worlds most notable people from Barack Obama to Michael Jackson and everyone in between.
"The Steve Harvey Morning Show is the #1 syndicated morning show in America and #1 with African American radio listeners. "
The program was created by Harvey and television/radio executive producer Rushion McDonald in September 2000, and it joined Premiere Networks' national lineup in 2005. Today, The Steve Harvey Morning Show reaches approximately six million weekly listeners.
For his work on the program, Mr. Harvey was honored with the NAB Marconi Award for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year” in 2013, and he was inducted in the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame the same year.
The Neighborhood Awards is an award show created by The Steve Harvey Morning show to honor local small business, churches, and community leaders. The Show, which had been held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Atlanta, allows the everyday man to take center stage amongst celebrities and musicians.
The show was originally syndicated under Radio One, Inc. broadcasting company, from September 2000 until May 2005. Despite efforts to syndicate the show nationally, ultimately, it aired only in L.A., on KKBT, and in Dallas on KBFB, with Harvey splitting his time between the Dallas and L.A. studios. As a result, Harvey and Radio One decided to part ways shortly before his contract expired.
In September 2005, Harvey signed a joint syndication deal with Premiere Radio Networks and Inner City Broadcasting Corporation for a new incarnation of The Steve Harvey Morning Show. In March 2009, it was announced that The Steve Harvey Morning Show will be replacing The Tom Joyner Morning Show in Chicago on WVAZ, which was Tom Joyner's flagship station.