Jayne Bower


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Jayne Bower has been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years.

She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor “townie.”

Jayne spent 13 years in Los Angeles where she was the morning anchor at KFWB Newsradio. Her work earned her 15 Golden Mike awards , the Susan B. Anthony Communicator of the Year honor and scores of awards from the Los Angeles Press Club and Associated Press. In the wake of the Northridge earthquake in 1994, Jayne and her husband, Jeff, returned to their Michigan roots with their two sons.

Jayne has taught broadcast journalism and news reporting at California State University and Wayne State University.

She also holds several leadership positions in SAG-AFTRA, a union that represents actors, broadcasters and other performers worldwide. She has been president of the Michigan SAG-AFTRA Local since 2006, has served on the National Board and is Vice Chair of the National Broadcast Steering Committee which is comprised of some of the best-known radio and TV broadcasters across the country.

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Tips: Spring Mushroom Hunting In Michigan

Springtime in Michigan means baseball, barbecues and mushrooms.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2015


From ‘Biggest Loser’ To U.S. Army, Fitness Pro Trims The Fat In Healthful Resolutions

Johnson helped the U.S. Army design its’ weight control and fitness program and he’s coached a few Michigan contestants on “The Biggest Loser.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2014

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Support For ‘Boycott Shopping On Thanksgiving’ Facebook Campaign Grows

A social media page features a “Naughty and Nice” list of retailers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2014

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Undecided Voters: This Website May Help

“Anyone can sit down and we’ll do all the homework for…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2014

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Complaints About Cars Most Common In Annual Survey

Agencies received the most complaints about misleading auto advertising.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2014

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Hundreds Of Michigan Apple Trees Could Die After Polar Vortex Freeze

Michigan’s historic sub-zero winter is still haunting the state’s apple growers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2014

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Wanna Be A Ghost Hunter? Here’s Your Chance

Budding ghostbusters can take a class next month to hone their skills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2014

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The Best Things In Life Are Free

Tapped out on the holiday budget? Sometimes the best gifts cost very little or nothing at all.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/20/2013

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Music Video Promotes The Message ‘Buy Local’

An Ann Arbor man has produced a video featuring 14 Ann Arbor musicians and 40 local businesses which encourages people to buy local.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013

Take A Walk In Michigan’s Only ‘Dark Sky Park’

Are you afraid of the dark?

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2013