Brother Jake Edwards Set To Retire Daily Show At Week's End
The Maritimer has made a name for himself and the radio stations where he has worked across the east coast, mid-west, Toronto, and Vancouver. His antics, voice and creative punch have both frosted and engaged listeners, and that is what has made Jake Jake.
By FYI Staff
Brother Jake Edwards, also known as the Bro, has been a Canadian radio icon for over four decades. He began proving his radio chops in the Maritimes back in the 70’s and has called Vancouver home since the mid-90’s where he remains a staple in morning radio entertainment at TSN 1040.
The Bro Jake Show was on Rock 101 CFMI before pairing with co-host David Pratt on TSN 1040 in 2013.
After The Province first revealed he had a big announcement coming, it was confirmed Monday morning that Edwards would be “throwing away his alarm clock.”
It’s been rumoured for a few months that he would be leaving when his contract expires at the end of June.
Monday morning, Edwards confirmed on air his last day co-hosting the morning show will be on Friday, June 29. He’s not completely leaving the airwaves though: he will continue to host a four-hour show on Saturdays.
Renowned for his bombastic and humorous takes on entertainment, every-day life, current events and of course sports. He is celebrated for the fictional character The Champ, created by comedy duo MacLean and Maclean, about a retired boxer going through life misunderstanding comments directed his way or towards his wife as being personal affronts, forcing the Champ to lose it and unleash thunderous boxing combos on unsuspecting commentators.
The veteran broadcaster was part of the original line-up of Halifax’s first album rock station Q-104 in 1983 with Bro Jake as the premier host of the " Morning Zoo", which he hosted for two years. To commemorate Q-104's 20th anniversary, the radio station dedicated a segment of the 2003 anniversary to the broadcaster. It featured memorable stories and milestones from Bro Jakes' early days at Q-104; also, early recorded clips from regional Atlantic radio stations such as CKCW AM 1220 Moncton, his hometown city, where he left his signature and accolades as an up-and-coming radio personality and entertainer from 1976 to 1979.
Over the years he has been a fixture at close to a dozen radio stations including CITI-FM Winnipeg and Q107 Toronto.
Sources: The Province, The Daily Hive, Wikipedia
Bro Jake is leaving the TSN 1040 morning show this week by Rob Williams on the Vancouver edition of The Daily Hive