Tribute from WDET’s Ann Delisi

post thumbnail image

Image credit: WDET

SUBMITTED BY: Ann Delisi, Host “Essential Music”

1983 was a special year in my life. Ed Love and I both started working at WDET that year, and as a result, I was treated to a front-row seat watching a broadcasting legend at work.

When I started, I wasn’t on the air, but worked in the music library soaking in every genre of music imaginable. Listening to Ed was truly a master class in broadcasting and college education in jazz music. Speaking of which, he even helped me with my term paper for my jazz class when I was studying music at Wayne State University. Thanks to Ed, I got an “A”.

Thank you, Ed, for your brilliance as a broadcaster, for the hours of captivating conversations and for teaching all of us about the world of jazz.

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.

Stay connected to Detroit