In case you’re not already familiar with one of the funniest men in America and now, the funniest man on the radio in Chicago, James “Ed Lover” Roberts started in hip hop as one of the original hosts of Yo! Mtv Raps! on MTV, internationalizing and establishing the now iconic genre of music known as hip-hop around the globe. In 1993 Ed Lover along with his partner and friend Doctor Dre dived into morning radio becoming the FIRST all hip-hop morning show on the ground breaking all hip-hop FM station HOT 97 in New York City. The morning show reigned supreme there for several years often beating the infamous Howard Stern morning show in the ratings.
In 1999 Ed left Hot 97 for greener pastures in Los Angeles. Reuniting with Doctor Dre, they took over mornings on LA’s 92.3 the Beat. After 2 years at the Beat, Ed was offered the opportunity to come back home to NY and he jumped at the chance. His old boss at HOT 97 was starting a competitive station in NY and wanted to get the gang back together. So in 2001 Ed, along with Dre and Lisa G returned to the NY airwaves to reap what they had sowed in the 90’s, becoming an original on-air talent of the hip-hop and R&B station- Power 105.1
Once Ed Lover ended his reign there in 2010, Backspin on SiriusXM satellite radio was his home until 2016, when he ultimately decided to conquer the airwaves across the nation with his syndicated morning show, “The Ed Lover Show with Monie Love,” based out Atlanta , Georgia. Following his 2 year run in syndication, Ed Lover thrives on the radio in the Windy City of Chicago. Catch him weekday mornings from 6:00am till 10:00am on 104 -3 JAMS: Chicago’s #1 for Throwbacks.
Also catch him on a stage near you as he does stand up comedy around the country opening for, and sharing the stage with some of the biggest names is comedy including, Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Talent, Cedric the Entertainer and Mike Epps.
Ed has also had a very successful career in TV and film as well, co staring in several movies and on some of your favorite TV shows!
Catch his ground breaking podcast: C’mon Son the podcast weekly on all plaforms including Apple and Sound Cloud. It’s a raw and unflinching look at life thru the eyes of Ed Lover. It will leave you wondering, and laughing hysterically while thinking: What the f*** is wrong with Ed Lover? C’mon Son!