Michigan Association of Broadcasters Pays Tribute to Ed Love, Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a Michigan broadcast pioneer who has dedicated the majority of their professional career to broadcasting in Michigan.

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The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is bestowing WDET’s Ed Love with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his outstanding career in broadcast.

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.


Watch the MAB’s tribute to Ed Love:


In addition to Ed’s monumental award, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters recognized WDET with 10 awards for its work in 2020, including six “Best In Category” awards — more than any other public radio station in the state.


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Meta Stange , Digital Content and Engagement Manager

Meta Stange is the Digital Content and Engagement Manager for 101.9 WDET, overseeing the station’s digital editorial content. She enjoys reading, making bad jokes, and hanging out with her dog, Salmon.

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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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