After being on the radio airwaves for more than 30 years, “Loveline” will be ending next Thursday, Dr. Drew Pinsky announced Thursday.
Pinsky, who goes by “Dr. Drew” as host of the sex and relationship advice program, made the announcement during his weekly appearance on KROQ’s morning Kevin and Bean program.
Adam Corolla, who co-hosted the program with Pinsky for 11 years, will be the final co-host on Thursday, April 28.
During his announcement, Pinsky admitted the show had become an unsustainable business model and that he had been hosting for free for at least “a couple of years.”
The news comes just weeks after Pinsky’s latest co-host, Mike Catherwood, announced he would be leaving the show. At the time, it was expected a new co-host would be found and the show would continue.
“The Loveline brand is still strong and perhaps we will bring it back some day,” Pinsky said in a statement. “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.”
Pinsky first appeared on the program in 1984 as part of a Sunday night segment called “Ask a Surgeon.” The show later became a nightly program and became syndicated nationally after Carolla joined as co-host in 1995. The two grew the show’s popularity exponentially, turning it an MTV show of the same name among other ventures.
Among the other projects Pinsky will be focusing on is an expanded version of a podcast show he still does with Carolla called “The Adam and Dr. Drew Show.”