Tribute from Jackie Lovejoy

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My husband and I are big Ed Love fans and often bought his recommendations as we’d listen to the show on Friday nights after work. 

I was working late and driving home at 7:30 pm this particular Friday 19 years ago.  I had Ed on air at  WDET  and I called the studio; my husband had a birthday coming up and I was stumped! Ed answered the phone, (to my surprise!) and I explained it was my husband’s birthday, told him I was Jackie Lovejoy and we loved ED LOVE! My husband needed some new CD’s and I was able to blurt out we were Dave Brubeck fans. I was a bit star-struck. I was on the phone with ED LOVE

Ed was warm and gracious and recommended the Chet Baker Trio and a few other artists. My birthday gift was a hit, and my husband was thrilled Ed made the recommendation personally! 

Ed is a Detroit gem, accessible, and has an ear we admire. My words are meager, his impact was huge! 

Congratulations Ed on 60 years of fabulous music and community in our corner of SE Michigan! 

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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