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America’s youth will have to stick to the Internet for their sex advice from now on. After nearly 30 years, Dr. Drew is leaving the Loveline radio show.
“I am not leaving radio,” Dr. Drew said in a statement to Billboard. “The Loveline brand is still strong and perhaps we will bring it back some day. But for now, this version is ending and I will be focusing on all of my other projects. It has been a privilege to have served the listeners and share deeply in personal stories. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity.”
The other projects he speaks of include the Adam and Dr. Drew Show, a podcast with comedian Adam Carolla who used to co-host Loveline in the 1990’s. The duo’s popularity resulted in the syndication of Loveline in 1995 after only being broadcast on Los Angeles’ rock radio station KROQ.
Dr. Drew will also continue his TV show on HLN, his AM talk radio show Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood on 790-KABC Los Angeles and his tenure as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine.
Dr. Drew Pinsky has hosted the Loveline radio show since the 1980’s. A board-certified internist and addiction medicine specialist with training in psychology, Dr. Drew offered sex, drug addiction and medical advice to callers who were primarily young adults.
Anyone could call in with questions between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. PST Sunday through Thursday, and speak to Dr. Drew and whomever his co-host was at the time. Mike Catherwood was the last co-host before he left the show last month to focus more on his family and two-year-old daughter.
Since the announcement, fans have been reaching out to Dr. Drew to express their sadness, but also gratitude.
— EL CoLmAnDeR (@collinXVX) April 22, 2016
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He will be officially leaving the show on April 28. While it’s unclear if Loveline will continue on with a new host, it certainly won’t be the same without Dr. Drew at the helm.