The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is honoring WDET’s Ed Love for his outstanding career in broadcast by bestowing him with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a Michigan broadcast pioneer who has dedicated the majority of their professional career to broadcasting in Michigan. For more than 60 years, 40 of them right here on WDET, Ed has been sharing his love of jazz with the masses.
In his adopted city of Detroit, Ed Love has become 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.
Love’s impact transcends his time in the studio. He has mentored and promoted musicians far and wide. His influence on their lives and his commitment as a cultural torchbearer and multigenerational voice for the tradition of jazz is acknowledged by artists here in Detroit and throughout the world.
Now, into his seventh decade of radio, at 89 years young, Love is still working, introducing yet another generation to the jazz tradition and the power of music. Love still comes to the WDET studios on Wayne State University’s campus weekly to record his show and share his passion for jazz.