Bro Jake Edwards’s time on TSN 1040’s morning show is up.
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 now 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.
Edwards joined 1040 in September 2013, teaming up with Dave Pratt to host the morning show and replacing a very popular setup hosted by Scott Rintoul and featuring the likes of Paul Chapman and Jason Botchford — yes, from this newspaper — and Paul Debron and Joe Leary. For Pratt, it was something of a triumphant return to a station that he’d left a couple years before in a contract dispute. (He was working with Bro Jake at Rock 101 before the 1040 return.)
Big advertising dollars was something that Edwards brought along with him.
Before moving to 1040, Edwards had spent 17 years as a high-profile personality on Rock 101. He was Canadian Radio Personality of The Year in 2001.
Expect 1040 to use a rotation of guest hosts alongside Pratt through the summer, with a permanent host named for the fall.
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