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.

Tune in Monday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  If you like what you, I’d love to hear from you.  And if you don’t like something, let  us know that too!

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Ho-Ho-Ho! Detroit Christmas Tree To Arrive Nov. 1

This year’s tree hails from Sherman, Michigan.

CBS Detroit–10/24/2013

Photo provided by Berman Center For the Performing Arts

Homecoming For Jazz Singer Jesse Palter

Jesse Palter can’t remember a time when she wasn’t performing, so it only made sense that she would pursue a career as a singer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

Photo courtesy of Utica Community Schools

Center For Science And Industry Prepares Students For High-Tech Future Jobs

How do you make sure kids are prepared for college and the high-tech jobs of the future?

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

Premiere Of Universal's "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" - Arrivals

Detroit Tigers Team Up With Mittens For Detroit

The Detroit Tigers will be wearing their baseball gloves in the field this evening when they take on the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. And the team is doing its part of make sure Detroiters all have gloves and mittens to keep warm this winter

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2013

Emily Hay (credit: Hay There Social Media)

Signing A Contract With Your Kids To Keep Them Safe On Social Media

The internet is like a permanent marker. Whatever you write will be there forever.

That advice comes from Emily Hay, founder of Hay There Social Media. Her company works with kids and parents to show them how to use sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram safety and effectively

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2013

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Michigan Made Music: A New Generation Of Motown Arists

“I think that is something this city needs right now …”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2013

A NOBLE Fight Against Bullying

With a new school year underway, students have a lot to worry about: Getting good grades, making friends and hoping they won’t be the victims of bullies. Despite increased public awareness of the problem, local anti-bullying experts say the numbers are still staggering.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2013

At Dixon Academy in Detroit. (credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting, File)

New Report Ranks Michigan School Districts Financial Health

There’s a new tool to help Michigan school districts determine the state of their financial health. Michigan-based Munetrix has developed a rating system ranking districts from zero for low risk, up to ten for those at highest risk of facing a financial crisis.


Fighting Cyber Bullying: It’s Personal, Not Physical

That’s the message in a new public service campaign created by high school students to fight cyber bullying.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2013


Tips For Teens Searching For A Summer Job

Finding a job can be tough for anyone, especially if you’re a teen searching for that first summer job. What’s the secret in getting hired?



Parking Made Easy At Ann Arbor Art Fairs

A half-million art lovers will be jamming into Ann Arbor this week for the annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs. And many of them will have the same question on their minds: Where are they all going to park?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2013


Be A Tiger For Kids

You can be a Tiger For Kids, and help them get a good education. Cornerstone Schools in Detroit is hosting the 8th annual “Be A Tiger For Kids” event August 20th at Comerica Park, when the Tigers host the Minnesota Twins.


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Northville Teen Dances With Bolshoi Ballet

It’s a dream come true for a local teen who will get the opportunity to travel to Russia to learn dance from one of the most famous ballet companies in the world.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2013

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Gold Medal Gymnast Fights Teen Violence

It’s a shocking statistic: One in three teens are the victims of dating violence or abuse. That’s why Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and Michigan native Jordyn Wieber is teaming up with Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” campaign to help stop teen dating violence.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013


Downriver Student Wins $10K For College Through Michigan 2020

Genrich plans to attend Wayne State University in the fall, majoring in journalism.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2013

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New Face Of College Savings In Michigan

A 7th grader at Iroquois Middle School, in the Chippewa Valley Schools, is the grand prize winner of Metro Parent’s Cover Kids Contest

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2013

Tire Rack Street Survival Program Aims To Reduce Teen Auto Accidents

More than 5,000 young drivers between 15 and 20 are killed in car crashes each year in the U.S. Learn more about a program designed to reduce those numbers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2013

Troy 7th Grader Helping To Keep Kids Healthy [VIDEO]

“Even if you’re watching TV, you can do a little dance battle if you want to, or do jumping jacks,” says Marissa Orzame.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2013

Promotional photo (credit: Broadway In Detroit)

Michigan Native Stars In “Catch Me If You Can”

Dominic Fortuna, who grew up in the Detroit area and still lives in Northern Michigan, plays the part of Frank Abagnale

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2013


Terry Foster Talks ‘100 Things Tigers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die’

You call yourself a Detroit Tigers fan, but how much do you really know about the team?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2013


Helping Homeless Teens In The Classroom

How do you make sure kids get an education if they don’t even have a place to call home?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2013

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State Launches Website To Educate About Concussions

It’s a big problem facing thousands of student athletes every year…sports-related concussions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2013

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U-M Students Fired Up About Basketball And Entrepreneurship

Students at the University of Michigan aren’t just fired up about the Final Four. They’re also excited about entrepreneurship programs on the Ann Arbor Campus. During March Madness, 18 student organizations have come together over the past month to celebrate a Month of Entrepreneurship at U-M.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2013

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers.  (File Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

$200 Million For Justin Verlander: Is He Worth It?

In the end, the Tigers didn’t really have much of a choice. They had to give their pitching ace Justin Verlander the richest contract ever awarded to a pitcher in Major League Baseball History. If they didn’t do it now, they faced the prospect of losing Verlander to free agency after next season, or being forced into a bidding war where they might have had to pay even more for him.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2013

Joker Marchant Stadium (Getty Images)

Dickerson Predicts Bigger Year For The Tigers

Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson has high hopes for the season.

CBS Detroit–02/18/2013

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after being struck out swinging against Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw).

Tigers World Series Loss Means A Fine Season Will Be Forgotten

“If you lose the last game of the season, nobody gives a s_ _ _ _.”
That’s what Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane (at least the Brad Pitt version) said in the movie “Moneyball” about a disappointing end to an otherwise good season. And that’s what a lot of Tiger fans are saying today after that stunning four game sweep by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2012

Triple Crown Burger Honors Miguel Cabrera

Tigers fans will be able to enjoy some new culinary options when the World Series returns home to Comerica Park Saturday night.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 17:  Fans leave the stadium after game four of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees was officially postponed due to inclement weather at Comerica Park on October 17, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Police: Celebration Will Be Orderly After Tigers Win Pennant

With a day game scheduled on the lead-up to a weekend, many expect downtown bars, restaurants and other hot spots to be packed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2012


Local ‘Debt Free’ College Student Competes In Web Reality Show

“It’s not something you talk about with your friends, like ‘Hey, I’m really thinking about setting up my 401K.’ Nobody talks about that.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2012

Report: Most Parents Still Not Using Child Safety Seats Correctly

Carr said there are five things parents should check to make sure their children are riding safely in their car seats.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2012



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