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Style  News
Country  Canada
Name  Ed Mason

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Show  Morning news/police beat
Station(s)  CHQT (1975–2005) 630 CHED, Edmonton, Alberta (2005–2014)

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Ed Mason, nicknamed Uncle Eddie or Uncle Ed, is a Canadian newscaster working, as of 2012, for 630 CHED in Edmonton, Alberta as a morning drive news and police beat presenter.

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Mason began his radio career in 1963 with CFAR in Flin Flon, Manitoba, hosting Club 590, a teen show, where his father, Eric worked. From 1965 to 1975, Mason worked with radio stations all around Canada, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia. He then moved to Edmonton, hosting the morning news and serving as news director on CHQT from February 3, 1975 until September 2005, when he moved to 630 CHED.

He celebrated his 35-year anniversary of being on Edmonton radio in February 2010. Mason was rushed to a hospital after suffering a heart attack on September 29, 2012 where stents were inserted into his heart to reduce an almost full blockage of his coronary artery. He returned to CHED on October 29, 2012.

In 2013, Mason was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Radio-Television News Directors Association.

"Uncle Ed" retired from radio on August 29, 2014.


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