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Greg Bowman

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Much has changed since I started working at WWJ more than 20 years ago.  In 1990, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram hadn’t even been thought of.  And CNN was the only all-news Cable TV News Network.  Now, of course people get their news in a number of different ways: Through tweets, social media, internet news sites, and a number of 24-hour cable news networks.

But despite those changes, I am as passionate as ever about WWJ and local radio news in general.  And we are still “All News, All The Time,” the only station in Michigan that can make that claim.  Whenever any big story breaks or there are  hazardous weather conditions, I know people rely and depend on us for accurate and up to the minute conditions.

I am especially happy and excited to be anchoring the Afternoon Drive News. My producer, the extraordinary Brian Larsen, makes us sound good every day.

When I’m not at work,  I enjoy spending time at home with  my beautiful wife Brooke  and our twins, Carson and Daisy, born in 2012.   As you might imagine, that keeps us pretty busy. But I still manage to keep up with my other passion, the Detroit Tigers, and that complete waste of time called Fantasy Baseball.

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Michigan Schools Not Making The Grade According To New Study

A new study of states with the best and worst school systems ranks Michigan in the bottom half, at number 34.

CBS Detroit–08/10/2016

Lauren Boos, Emma Ponicall, MacCall Appleby, and Clarie Brophy. (Credit/Cranbrook Schools)

High School Students Create ‘Loose Change Challenge’ To Build School In Kenya

Two schools that are traditional rivals are teaming up to help build a new school for kids in Kenya.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2016

Greg Bowman and Lou Whitaker. (WWJ Photo)

‘Sweet Lou’ Whitaker Makes Return To Comerica Park For Fans, Award

To a chorus cheering ‘Lou’, the man known during his career as Sweet Lou Whitaker returned to Detroit to be honored.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2015

Former Detroit Tigers player Lou Whitaker speaks to the fans during the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 World Series Championship team prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

‘Sweet Lou’ Back In Town For Honors During Weekend At The Ballpark

The Detroit Tigers are hosting the annual Negro Leagues Weekend starting this evening at Comerica Park.

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

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Young Fives: A Stepping Stone For Preschoolers

What if your child is too old for preschool, but not ready for kindergarten?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2015

Little Boys playing soccer

Michigan Kids Champion Fitness And Fun In Video/Essay Contest

Kids ages 7-14 are competing to encourage others to stay healthy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2014

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Covenant House Seeks Volunteers To Mentor Youth In Detroit

A Detroit shelter is looking for a few good men and women who are willing to work with young people who are trying to turn their lives around.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2014

Pictured are UCS drum majors: Eisenhower Kendra Sachs, Mackenzie Olbrys, Paul Mattingly, Maddi Fugate, Bronte Spondike;
Henry Ford II- Samantha Schabel, Brandon Christmann, Justin Ponke, Dylan Garon;Utica - Jason Miller, Ashley Kerr; Stevenson - Nick Tedesco, Madison Rose, Joshua Mathews

Local Marching Bands Come Together To Raise Money For Music Education

“We start off the evening with a mass band performance of the national anthem, and that really is an awesome, awesome sound…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2014

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Tigers’ Rick Porcello To Match Donations To The ‘Strike Out Duchenne’ Campaign

The Detroit Tigers starting pitcher is helping to raise money for medical research to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2014

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Donations Rolling In To Support Detroit Electronic Music Documentary After Director’s Equipment Stolen

The Awesome Foundation of Detroit is donating $1,000 to help keep “Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project” going.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2014

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‘Shakespeare In The Park’ Series Draws Crowds To Royal Oak

His plays were written more than 400 years ago, but William Shakespeare is still drawing big crowds in Royal Oak this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2014

Wayne-Westland Kids Can Game Themselves Into A Future Career

Parents often worry that their kids spend too much time playing their favorite video games, but it may not be such a waste of time after all.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2014

Southfield Students Turn Into Zombies To Help Kids Graduate

Students at Southfield’s Regional Academic Campus produced an award-winning “Zombie Attack” video to help kids stay in school.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

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Detroit Tigers Make A Pitch To Students With Outdoor Classes

“We’re combining the love of the Detroit Tigers with the love of education,”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2014


MSU To Break Ground Monday On New High-Tech Facility With Billion Dollar Impact

The university won the project during the Great Recession when the future of the auto companies was in jeopardy and Michigan was at its low point, Simon said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2014

Photo provided by Oakland Schools

Program Preps High School Students For Technical Careers

They’re training students to fill the skilled workers gap in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2014

Detroit Public Schools Looking For A Few Good Teachers

It’s a welcome change of pace for the Detroit Public Schools. Instead of sending out layoff notices, as the district is actually looking to hire almost 100 new teachers to fill new postions and fill vacancies caused by retirements and resignations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2014

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Local Students Fight Back Against Teen Dating Violence

A group of local students is fighting back against domestic violence in teen dating relationships. The Oxford High School students are trying to raise awareness of the problem, which they say is much more widespread than many people believe.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2014

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Young & Free Michigan Helps Students Pay For College

It’s no secret that the cost of going to college has risen dramatically in recent years. So how much has it gone up? According to a Bloomberg Report, college tuition and fees have skyrocketed since 1978.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2014

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Changing The Climate At Oxford High School

Students at Oxford High School in northern Oakland County are trying to change the climate at their school. Members of the school’s DECA Marketing and Business Program decided to take action after seeing some big problems at their school.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2014

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University Of Michigan Students Go Back To The Future On WCBN

Some U of M students are still passionate about a technology that’s been around for nearly 100 years: Radio.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2014

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Young Detroit Musicians Compete For $10,000 Grand Prize

It’s Detroit’s answer to American Idol. Young singers, instrumentalists, and rappers can win a chance to perform on Detroit Public Television and a big cash prize in the Sphinx Stars: Detroit competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2014

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Fundraiser Brings Benefits Of Music To Those With Special Needs

A local fundraiser this Sunday in Ferndale will help benefit artists and musicians of all abilities, especially young people who are sick or have special needs. 18-year-old Farmington Hills native Callaghan Belle is the featured performer at the Axis Music Foundation fundraiser, Sunday December 15th.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2013

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‘Forest Heroes’ Come To The Rescue Of The Rain Forest And Sumatran Tiger

A Michigan group is pushing a major palm oil supplier for Kellogg for a change in its policies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2013

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Showdown In Motown: ’68 Champion Tigers Vs. The ’84 World Series Team

Fomer Tiger Pitcher Denny McClain — who won 31 games for the Tigers in 1968–has no doubt about which team was better. “Well, the 68 team was so much better,” said McClain.

CBS Detroit–12/03/2013

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Local Teens Serve Up A Dish Of ‘Hamlet Lite’

Can today’s teens still relate to “Hamlet,” written by Shakespeare over 500 years ago?

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2013

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Teens Get MADD About Underage Drinking

More teenagers are just saying no to alcohol.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2013

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Uptown Film Festival: Michigan’s Version Of Sundance And Cannes

It’s Michigan’s answer to the Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes Film Festivals. The Uptown Film Festival runs through Saturday night in Birmingham.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2013

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Giving Your Child The Gift Of An Education: An MESP Stocking Stuffer

Instead of giving that sweater or a pair of socks that will probably be exchanged for something else this holiday season, you can now give the gift of education. The Michigan Education Savings Program is now offering E-Gifting, allowing grandparents, aunts, uncles, or family friends to contribute toward a child’s college education savings account, just by clicking on a link.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2013

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Future Cities Competition: Will We See Flying Cars?

Will there ever really be flying cars like the ones we used to see in “The Jetsons?” That’s one idea Michigan students could include in the Engineering Society of Detroit’s Future Cities Competiton, imagining how cities might look 150 years from now.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013


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