Entercom Classic Hip-Hop “104.3 Jams” WBMX Chicago has announced the addition of The Ed Lover Morning Show starting Thursday, April 12.
Lover, who is best known for his run co-hosting “Yo! MTV Raps” and in mornings at “Hot 97” WQHT New York with Doctor Dre in the 1990s, most recently anchored an Atlanta based syndicated show for Radio One until its cancellation at the end of 2017. He will be joined at WBMX by Jennifer ‘Jen BT’ Farina. She previously served as a programming assistant at iHeartMedia Chicago and as Assistant Program Director at 95.5 WNUA.
Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced the launch of “The Ed Lover Morning Show,” on 104.3 Jams (WBMX-FM), Chicago’s #1 for throwbacks, the ultimate destination for classic hip-hop and R&B. Industry veteran Ed Lover will host the station’s debut morning show along with lifelong Chicagoan Jennifer Farina, known as “Jen BT.” The show will air weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT beginning on Thursday, April 12.
“Ed Lover is as smooth as his name and we’re looking forward to having him take the helm of mornings on Chicago’s #1 station for throwbacks,” said Jimmy de Castro, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Chicago. “His deep connection and knowledge of classic hip-hop and R&B along with his energy and drive will help Chicagoans start their mornings on the right note.”
“It is my honor and privilege to be the new morning voice of 104.3 Jams,” stated Ed. “I promise to bring laughter and fun to the city of Chicago. I can’t wait to immerse myself into the Windy City.”
Ed Lover is a Hip Hop Hall of Famer who co-hosted MTV’s “Yo! MTV Raps,” with Doctor Dre, hosted the nationally syndicated “The Morning Show,” with Ed, Lisa, and Dre on New York’s Hot 97, and most recently hosted the syndicated “The Ed Lover Show.”
Jennifer Farina is a Chicago native who held the Assistant Program Director role at WNUA-FM, as well as the Programming Assistant role at iHeart Chicago. Her work also includes voice-overs in the Chicago market. Jennifer most recently worked at the not-for-profit Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA).