CHICAGO - The 89 WLS Radio family is shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Jim Edwards, known to listeners as Jake Hartford. Edwards died in his Lockport home after suffering a sudden heart attack, media columnist Robert Feder reports. Jake’s family sends along these words:
We're currently mourning the loss of Jake Hartford, a husband, father, and friend. This is devastating news for everyone in our family, and we greatly appreciate all of the kind words that have been offered to us during our struggle. It's truly incredible how many people he has affected positively through pursuing the work that he loved so dearly. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts as we do our best to "spring forward."
"Little Jake" and family
Jake was a mainstay on WLS since 1989, hosting weekends and filling-in, and most recently teaming with John Kass on the 9am -11am show. His wit, his always thought-provoking opinions,and his passion for the listeners are irreplaceable.