Clay Aiken – “Surprise! I’m On The Radio!!”

Surprise!  Yes…that was how many felt Tuesday morning when they found out that Clay Aiken was on the radio show, Wake Up With Taylor early in the morning!

Fortunately, Clay was recovered from his illness and felt good enough to join Taylor Strecker and co-host for 3 hour.

I have always enjoyed Wake Up With Taylor when Clay is co-hosting.  The rapport and friendship between the two of them comes through and makes their conversations fun and lively.

In the three hour show, Clay and Taylor chatted about fashion, dermatology, relationships, Kelly Ripa, and Ryan Seacrest.

The conversation about Kelly and Ryan was very interesting and brought up because of the announcement that Ryan was selected to be the new co-host on the ABC show, Live.  He and Kelly should make an interesting team.  Both of them have strong personalities so…it should be interesting to see how they get along.

Clay had nothing but kind comments about Ryan.  He said that he really likes Ryan and thinks he is incredibly talented. Clay stated that Ryan works hard and makes it look easy.

Unfortunately, the relationship between Clay and Kelly is not so warm. Clay shared with Taylor the unfortunate “temper tantrum” Kelly had against Clay. It was interesting to learn more of the back story and understand what really happened.

Another interesting conversation was about relationships.  It was nice to hear Clay say that he is still friends with all his former partners.  He also said that if a relationship doesn’t work, don’t blame yourself…it just wasn’t the right chemistry.

As you probably know, Wake Up With Taylor is a daily talk show on Sirius XM Stars 109, from 7:00AM ET to 10:00 AM ET. (That’s 5am in my home state!)

The show is hosted by Taylor Strecker. The 3 hours are for pop-culture topics, celebrity interviews, and some fun comedic segments.

I think I heard Taylor say that she would see Clay in 2 weeks.  I hope that’s true…and, just maybe we can know ahead of time so more can hear the show!


Clay has always been a pro at taking a slam and turning it into a wonderful laugh.  I love some of his “answers” to Kelly!

Clay even made fun of the incident at concerts on his tour.

 Watch the following fun video.  It is fun to see Clay saluting Kelly!


Now…wasn’t that fun?

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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “Surprise! I’m On The Radio!!”

  1. Taylor and Clay make a great team! Unfortunately, I missed the show! Love all the pictures and the hilarious video of Clay and his stage family!

  2. That whole Kelly Ripa incident really rubbed me the wrong way. I used to like her, but since then, no more. She’s turned into a little diva. I saw videos of her doing this same thing to other people. By the way, has anyone been able to listen to the last Taylor Strecker show with Clay? I could not find it and really wanted to listen to it.

  3. For those who have used Player FM to listen to Taylor, they no longer have the ability to upload the program 🙁

  4. A sincere thanks to all the clack gatherers. I think my favorite part of a Clay concert was if & when he had fun with the audience. I have been meaning to subscribe to Sirius xm radio. Haven’t yet. I am hoping that there is a recording of this morning’s show of Wake Up With Taylor. Glad to hear that Clay was feeling better. Thanks for the post musicfan. ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL Love For You Clay.

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