iHeartMedia New York’s top-rated “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” is celebrating 25 years on Z100 New York. The Radio Station started the celebration this morning with former cast members joining the show and well wishes from celebrities including Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Lizzo.
The show began on the legendary Z100 New York in 1996 and in 2006 started syndication at iHeartMedia Miami’s WHYI-FM. “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” can now be heard in more than 70 markets across the country and is syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks. Additionally, in October 2020, the show gained its first International affiliate, CIRR-FM in Toronto, Ontario, which carries a format oriented towards the LGBTQ community.
“Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” has celebrated several career boasts including “Best Morning Show” by New York’s Achievement in Radio Awards, The National Association of Broadcasters nominated EDMS for the NAB Marconi Award for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year,” and in 2015, Duran was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. In addition, Duran received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. The legendary morning show consistently ranks number one among women 18-49 in New York and has more than 5.2 million monthly listeners.
“Congratulations to Elvis, Danielle and the entire crew,” said Mark Medina, Program Director for Z100. “This is a tremendous achievement, especially considering the size of the stage they perform on every morning.”
“To do what we do every day is a thrill,” said Duran. “For us to experience it together for 25 years has been an incredible gift. Some of our family members stopped off for a while and a few of us have been together since day one. But we all share a bond that no one else will ever understand. And that will always belong to us.
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