Tribute from Herb Boyd

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SUBMITTED BY: Herb Boyd

RELATIONSHIP TO EDAuthor and Love lover

No matter the letters—WJLB, WCHD, WJZZ or WDET-FM, his current seat behind the mic, two things are consistent from Ed Love: His mellifluous voice and a trove of music history, especially jazz. During my long sojourn in Detroit, I listened to him on WJZZ, and those call letters were apropos of Ed’s favorite genre. Back in the day, when I was an active participant in the city’s cultural scene, Ed was not only on the air but at the events, often hosting, moderating, or emceeing, all of which he did with his usual grace and sophistication. On more than one occasion, I took notes at a concert while he kept an audience engrossed with his mellow flow of information. I am glad to learn that he is still delivering the music he loves, just like the Love of yesteryear. And come Monday, around midnight, I will be streaming on WDET before I begin dreaming in Harlem.

 


Ed Love | 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit

This post is a part of Ed Love | 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit.

Ed Love is a musical institution. Generations of Detroiters know Ed as the voice who guided us through almost 60 years of "Destination Jazz: The Ed Love Program", playing the classics and introducing us to new music each week on WDET-FM.

Now, into his sixth decade of radio, Love is still working, introducing yet another generation to the jazz tradition and the power of music.

Join us in celebrating Ed Love’s 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit.

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