Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) has announced that it’s award-winning Hall of Fame afternoon anchor Greg Bowman is retiring.
His last broadcast will be July 12.
Bowman has been delivering the news for WWJ Newsradio 950 listeners for the past 29 years. Along with anchoring, Greg has done extraordinary work as a reporter covering everything from presidential inaugurations in Washington DC to everyday educators as part of his Making the Grade feature.
Although he is retiring, Bowman will stay on as a part-time, fill-in anchor.
Among his many honors, Bowman was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Michigan Associated Press in 2012.
Bowman started his career at the University of Michigan Radio station in the 1970s. He says he saw the sign for the station and thought he’d give it a try.
“As we hear many days in the newsroom, Bowman’s humor is well-known and well-loved here at WWJ,” program director Rob Davidek said. “In the past, he has said staying in one place for most of your career gives you the hometown advantage and listeners learn to trust those who have a strong history in the community.”
Bowman’s first love is his wife and co-host Brooke Allen, and four children. His other loves are baseball and community theatre.
Brooke Allen will stay on to hold down the afternoon fort. WWJ will conduct a national search for a new afternoon co-anchor.