Ed Bain – Weather/The Upside, CHEK News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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Host of “The Q Morning Show” (100.3 The Q fm ) since the station signed on in 1987 “The Weather Guy” on CHEK Television since 1999 in Victoria, B.C.

Born in small-town Castor, Alberta (pop 700…where soap on a rope is considered jewelry) Ed graduated from Theresetta High School in 1973 by August 1974 he had landed his first on-air gig at 1190 CFSL Radio in Weyburn Sask.

Ed spent 11 years in Saskatchewan doing morning shows on three stations in Regina and Saskatoon before heading to the coast in the mid 80s and becoming the host “The Q Morning Show” on the newly licensed 100.3 The Q in 1987.

Ed  was the first morning show host on “The Q” and has maintained top ratings in that slot for the last 36 years. Ed has also been “The Weather Guy” on CHEK Television since 1999 and continues in that position to this day.

Ed has always been heavily involved in community and charity events in Greater Victoria and on Vancouver Island like:

  • The “Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock”, (cycling the entire Island with the team in 2007 and personally raising over $50,000 for childhood cancer research and Camp Goodtimes)
  • The 24 hour Relay for the Kids.

Ed has also acted as emcee and auctioneer for countless fundraising dinners and events in support of groups like, The Arthritis Society, Breast Cancer Research, Juvenile Diabetes, The Queen Alexandra Foundation, BC’s Children’s Hospital, Operation Trackshoes, Golf for Kids and The United Way.

Ed has won several broadcasting awards including the Canadian Association of Broadcasters “Gold Ribbon Award” for Radio Humour and the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters “Broadcaster of the Year” in 2005.

Ed has been married to his wife Bev since 1985 they have one son Carson who holds a degree in economics from the University of Victoria and Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

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