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!

glbowman@cbs.com.

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Know Before You Go To The Polls: Student PSA Contest

Oakland County High School students will have a chance to have their voices heard in this election year. The League Of Women Voters of Oakland County is sponsoring a contest, where students in grades 9 through 12 can create a Radio or Television Public Service Announcement, or write an essay urging voters to become informed before they vote.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2012

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Detroit Students Learn Over Holiday Break

More than 100 volunteers are joining with teachers to kick off the brand-new Holiday Learning Fest in 18 schools to boost education for more than 1,000 Detroit students.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/29/2011

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What Can We Expect On Wall Street In 2012?

One investment expert recommends investors stay conservative in 2012.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/20/2011

U-M President Writes Open Letter To President Obama

In a letter to President Obama, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman said the cost of attending college is one of the most serious matters facing a country that seeks to strengthen its global competitiveness.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2011

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Something “Wicked” Comes Back To Detroit

Something “Wicked” is returning to Detroit. The blockbuster Broadway Musical “Wicked” is back on stage at the Detroit Opera House, running Wednesday through December 31st.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2011

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Tiger Greats Back On The Field At Wayne State University

The calendar may say December, but it’s still baseball season in Detroit..

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2011

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Gleaners Food Bank Offers Cyber Monday ‘Deal’

While you’re online this Cyber Monday, one local non profit group is asking you not to forget those whose cupboards are bare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2011

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Keeping The Promise To Detroit Public Schools Students

It’s a promise to students in the Detroit Public Schools: Stay in school, and we’ll help you go to college. Dr. Nat Pernick started the Detroit College Promise, which provides $500 scholarships for Detroit students.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/22/2011

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Former Gov. Granholm To Speak, Sign Books In Livonia

Former Governor Jennifer Granholm is back in Michigan this weekend, signing copies of her new book, “A Governor’s Story,” at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2011

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‘Unforgettable’ Star Poppy Montgomery Talks With WWJ About Her New Show

Would you like to have a perfect memory? That’s the idea behind the new CBS show “Unforgettable.” which stars Poppy Montgomery. Poppy joins us on WWJ.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2011

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Interview: Detroit Tigers’ Ramon Santiago

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Greg Bowman asked Tigers’ second baseman Ramon Santiago how important that home field advantage is to the team.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2011

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Local ‘Bunny’ Defends TV’s ‘The Playboy Club’

After just one episode, NBC’s new TV show “The Playboy Club” has generated some controversy and backlash from critics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2011

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Henry Winkler In Detroit To Support Stroke Research

You may know him best as “The Fonz,” but actor Henry Winkler visited Detroit Friday to take on a serious role — spokesman for the National Stroke Association.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2011

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates in the locker room after winning the American League Central Division in a game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

World Series Bound And Pickin’ Up Steam

1968. 1984. 2006. Those years marked very special seasons for the Detroit Tigers. Now, you can include 2011 with that list of outstanding Tiger teams.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2011

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Put The Champagne On Ice

Get ready to pop the cork on your Dom Perignon. Better make it a Miller Lite. This is baseball, after all. And besides, who can afford a $500 bottle of champagne? The Tigers are about to celebrate their first division title since 1987.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2011

Justine Verlander gets his 20th win as Tigers beat the Twins. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

20 The Magic Number?

He did it. Justin Verlander has now won 20 games, the first Tiger pitcher to achieve that feat since Bill Gullickson did it in 1991. And tell the truth, would you have known the answer to that trivia question?

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2011

Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers rubs the dirt during the game against the Kansas City Royals on July 7, 2011. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Brandon Inge: Class Act

I know. The big news of the weekend was the Tigers thrilling sweep over the Cleveland Indians. But lost in that excitement is the call up of Third Baseman Brandon Inge. After being exiled to Toledo for the past month, Inge made his triumphant return to the Tigers lineup Saturday night, when he promptly responded with a homerun in his first at bat back in Detroit.

08/21/2011

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 9: Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 9, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Was Tiger Trade A Dud?

t’s still early. But so far, the results of the Tigers trade with the Seattle Mariners are mixed, at best. The Baltimore Orioles hit Doug Fister early and often on Sunday, as he allowed eight runs in his second straight loss since joining the Tigers. Meantime, rookie Charlie Furbush, who the Tigers traded away for Fister in a six player deal, allowed just one run to the hard-hitting Boston Red Sox, to pick up his third win.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2011

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Fuel Efficiency Standards Set For Big Rigs

New federal fuel efficiency rules were revealed on Tuesday that will require heavy-duty trucks to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2011

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Stocks Tumble..But The Tigers Are Riding High

These are the “Dog Days” of summer for Major League Baseball , when teams that were riding high in the spring are fading under the hot July and August skies. And as we move into the second week of August, the Tigers are riding high in first place in the American League Central, with a four game lead over second place Cleveland .

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2011

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Next Stop for Justin Verlander: Cy Young?

Whenever you hear about a matchup of two of the best pitchers in baseball, the game rarely lives up to the hype. Sunday’s game at Comerica Park pitting Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander against the Angels’ Jered Weaver was the exception. Both pitchers were sensational. But Verlander was better.

07/31/2011

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Students Compete In Idea Contest To ‘Reinvent Michigan’

How do we keep so many young people from leaving Michigan? A new project is giving Michigan college students a chance to come up with solutions to the problems facing the state

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2011

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Setting Sail From Port Huron To Mackinac

More than 200 boats set sail this weekend for the Port Huron to Mackinac Race.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2011

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Is It Deja Vu All Over Again For The Tigers?

At least it wasn’t a sweep. The Tigers managed to salvage one game of their their three game series with the White Sox, thanks to some clutch hitting by Victor Martinez and excellent work by the bullpen. Some thought the Tigers paid too much for Martinez, signed by the team as a free agent in the offseason. But he has turned out to be worth the investment, unlike some other high priced players signed by other teams, like Adam Dunn, who has been a dud for the White Sox and has become the subject of nearly constant booing by fans in Chicago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2011

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British TV Show Films On Rouge River

There were spotlights on the River Rouge on Tuesday as a British production company filmed an episode of their popular series “Extreme Fishing with Robson Green”.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2011

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Half And Half

Two halves are supposed to make a whole, right? Unfortunately, the Tigers first and second halves haven’t added up to a strong finish over the past five seasons. Even in 2006, when the Tigers made it to the World Series, they faded fast in the second half of the season and only managed to make it to the post-season because they won the Wild Card spot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2011

Alex Avila tags out Aaron Rowand at home in the first inning. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tiger All Stars Shine; Voting Still Stinks

There is justice after all. Thanks to a last minute surge in fan voting, led by manager Jim Leyland and Pitcher Justin Verlander’s Twitter campaign, Alex Avilla will be the starting catcher for the American League at the 2011 All Star Game. Detroit will be represented at the game, with four Tigers chosen to play for the Americans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2011

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Justin To The Rescue!

Greg Bowman Where would the Tigers be this season without Justin Verlander?   Certainly not competing for first place in the American League Central.   He’s 7 and 0 in his last nine games,  and has thrown […]

06/19/2011

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Tigers Roar Back To The Top Of AL Central

How long has it been since the Tigers had a share of First Place in the American League Central Division? A long time. July of last season, to be exact. It’s been a long, steady climb, with the Tigers winning 10 out of their last 14, while the Indians have been fading fast, dropping ten out of their last 14.

06/12/2011

It’s “Lemonade Day” Around Metro Detroit

You may see a lot of lemonade day stands popping up all across metro Detroit Sunday. It’s part of “Lemonade Day,” an effort to teach kids how to be entrepreneurs and run their own business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2011

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