Two Detroit Legends: A Conversation Between Ed Love and Dennis Archer

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Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and Detroit jazz legend Ed Love have known each other for decades. In this special presentation from WDET, Love interviews Archer about his life and career.

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Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and Detroit jazz legend Ed Love have known each other for decades. They met in the 1970s when Ed was in a car accident and selected Dennis to represent him in court. Since then, the two have grown to be close friends.

In this special presentation, Ed Love interviews Archer about his life, his motivation and his career. Their wide-ranging conversation examines everything from Archer’s origins in the law field, his path to becoming the second Black mayor of Detroit and much more.


Listen: Detroit legends Ed Love and Dennis Archer sit down for an expansive conversation about life, love, careers and more.

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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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