Tribute from Rory Gamble, UAW President

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SUBMITTED BY: Rory L. Gamble, UAW President

Whether it was in the plant or driving through Motown, one of the uniquely Detroit treasures is the radio voice and presentation of Ed Love and Jazz.

For all of us, Ed is as much a part of Detroit culturally as Motown, the Detroit Symphony and Aretha. For 60 years Ed Love has brought Jazz to new audiences and become one of the pre-eminent voices of Jazz in America.

So here’s to over 60 years of making our days a bit brighter, our airwaves a bit better and our Jazz a part of Detroit’s culture. On behalf of myself and UAW members, thank you Ed, for lifting us all through your music.

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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