"106 & Park" To Return? AJ Calloway Makes The Announcement:
Former “106 & Park” host, AJ Calloway has announced that the show is returning. He took to Instagram this morning with the news saying, “It's happening!!! The OG's of @BET 's #106andPark are returning for a reboot of the show!!! Get ready world!!! 106 and Park After Dark is coming!!!! @missfreemarie @ajcalloway are back!!! Thank you @stephengranthill and @IamDebraLee.” With the announcement suddenly being made on April Fools’ Day, many were in disbelief of the news. Due to that, he included Kelly Rowland in a video post, where she excitedly confirms that the news is true.
It may not be as useful as it once was. Today, if you want to see a music video, you can search for it online as oppose to waiting to see if it’ll be played on “106 & Park.” The new generation also may not be patient enough, which falls along the lines with what I wrote earlier.
While doing homework, I like to also listen to music. Now that there’s an availability to more sources, I’d prefer listening to my music library instead of waiting for a song that I like to play. I’m curious in seeing the return, to see if it’s worth giving a second chance. Many were fine with the decision of “106 & Park” coming to an end, as it just hadn’t been the same. I don’t think that was completely the fault of the show, but the music industry as well. In the later years, the show began to cater more to rap music than R&B. Hopefully, the show will make an adjustment, where there is a fair share of R&B and rap music. They’re little platforms that R&B artists have, where they can promote their music.