Tribute from Ismael Ahmed

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SUBMITTED BY: Ismael Ahmed, host of WDET’s “This Island Earth”

For 5 years back in the ‘90s, Kim Hunter and I did a radio show called “Radio Free Earth.” It directly followed Ed Love each weekday and I loved talking with him with he would say something like “that’s a great segue” or tell us stories about what it was like being a postman.

No matter what the subject he was always brave honest and true.


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.

In 2020, Ed Love reached 60 years on the air. Check out tributes and accolades for his six decades of radio.

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