After it was first reported by Patrick Johnston of The Montreal Gazette, Brother Jake Edwards officially announced he is leaving the morning show on TSN 1040 in Vancouver. Edwards made the announcement at the start of Monday morning’s program.
Bro Jake joined 1040 in September 2013 after his contract at Vancouver’s Classic Rock 101 was not renewed by Corus Entertainment. Edwards spent 17 years at Rock 101, generating top ratings. After becoming a free agent, the all-sports station TSN 1040 paired Bro Jake with Dave Pratt to replace Scott Rintoul and bring more entertainment to their sports coverage.
Edward’s current contract expires at the end of June. Rumors have been swirling for months regarding whether or not Bro Jake would remain with TSN 1040 beyond his current deal. Edwards departing TSN 1040 is not due to a lack of listeners, The Bro Jake Show consistently beat rival station Sportsnet 650 which flipped to a sports format just over a year ago. Last week, Sportsnet 650 underwent major lineup changes with their morning and midday shows.
As announced by Edwards, this Friday, June 29th will be the longtime morning radio host’s final day on air. According to The Montreal Gazette, TSN 1040 will most likely use a rotation of hosts to join Dave Pratt throughout the summer, with plans to name a permanent co-host for the fall.