Tim George and Ed Breen Share

Dec 7, 2023  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

A long­time dynam­ic duo who graced WBAT’s air­waves for Good Morn­ing Grant Coun­ty” left last­ing mem­o­ries for lis­ten­ers and sparked a last­ing friendship.

Tim George had been pro­gram­ming and host­ing the show for a few years before Breen joined him as a side­kick. Breen recalled, Tim didn’t want me there at first, but we soon found our own lev­el. We played good cop, bad cop,’ and worked togeth­er very eas­i­ly.” Breen reflect­ed on the near 14-year run as a team. I think we did some­thing that was impor­tant for the com­mu­ni­ty. We devel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion of giv­ing peo­ple what they need­ed, not afraid to ask the hard ques­tions and meet issues head-on. We were help­ing Mar­i­on and Grant Coun­ty talk to each other.”

George said the addi­tion of Breen was a good move for Good Morn­ing Grant Coun­ty.” Ed legit­imized what we did. He’s held in such high regard in the com­mu­ni­ty. They know that if he hasn’t researched it, he’s lived it. I spent a lot of my time run­ning the board, book­ing guests, and mak­ing sure the show moved.” He laughed recall­ing that it was hard some­times to wrap up an unof­fi­cial lin­ger­ing Ed Breen Moment.’

In 2022, unfore­seen med­ical rea­sons sparked a tran­si­tion of the duo’s lives and careers respec­tive­ly. They both still have a pres­ence on the air’ today. One may hear George do high school Fri­day Night Sports Wrap Ups” on 105.9 The Bash’s Rockin’ Score­board Show. One may still hear Breen’s opin­ions through It Seems to Me” reg­u­lar com­men­tary through Eighty8 Entertainment’s web stream programming. 

Out­go­ing may­or, Jess Alum­baugh, select­ed George and Breen as his final Cham­pi­ons of the Month with fond­ness and deep appre­ci­a­tion for their ded­i­ca­tion to the community.

George’s addi­tion­al con­tri­bu­tions were not lim­it­ed to his tal­ents on the piano at Lake­view Wes­leyan Church, and as a board mem­ber of the Unit­ed Way of Grant County. 

Indi­ana Hall of Fame Jour­nal­ist Breen helped spear­head and long com­mit­ted to the Mis­sissinewa 1812 Bat­tle Reen­act­ment, served on Rotary, Friends of the Library, and more.

Pho­to (left to right): Jess Alum­baugh, Tim George, Ed Breen, and the late Rick Berbereia.

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