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Ed Bain has been “The Weather Guy” on CHEK Television since 1999 and continues in that position to this day.
Born in small-town Castor Alberta (pop 700…where soap on a rope is considered jewelry) Ed graduated from Theresetta High School in 1973 and by Aug 1974 he had landed his 1st on-air gig at 1190 CFSL Radio in Weyburn Saskatchewan.
Ed spent 11 years in Saskatchewan doing morning shows on 3 different radio stations in Regina and Saskatoon before heading to the west coast in the mid ’80s to become host of “The Q Morning Show” on the newly licensed 100.3 The Q. He’s been The Q’s morning show host ever since and has maintained top ratings in that slot for the past 28 years.
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 and the 24-hour Relay for the Kids. Ed has also acted as emcee and auctioneer for countless fundraisers and charity events in support of groups like the Arthritis Society, Breast Cancer Research, Juvenile Diabetes, the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, BC Children’s Hospital, Operation Trackshoes, Golf for Kids and the United Way to name a few.
He 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” award in 2005.
Ed has been married to his wife Bev since 1985 they have one son Carson who has a degree in economics from the University of Victoria and Utrecht University in the Netherlands.