CHED Edmonton Morning Star Bruce Bowie says Goodbye after 47 Years


Bruce Bowie on air.

Just shy of a month after announcing his retirement, radio legend Bruce Bowie signed off of 630 CHED for the final time Friday morning.

Bowie announced his retirement on Aug. 1. After 47 years in radio, he said it was time to hang up the microphone and let somebody else get up for the early morning slot.

Bowie’s career started in 1972 at CKSA in Lloydminster, Alta., and about two years later he started on 630 CHED.

“I was so nervous about being on air in the big city that I broke out in hives on my first day!” he said with a laugh. “That’s a true story.”

After 12 and a half years on CHED, he moved to a few other stations, before being approached to take over the CISN Country 103.9 morning show after Wes Montgomery left in 1989.

Bowie held that position for 21 years before he made the move back to 630 CHED in 2010. He hosted the 630 CHED Morning News for nine years — until his sign off on Friday morning.



  1. Wade Izzard has started a campaign on Bruce’s behalf, and asked PSR to publicize the following:

    submission deadline: oct. 1st/19

    submission emails: ju********@co*******.ca & bo***@co*******.ca

    or snail mail: Pres. Tim Loreman & Concordia University Board, 7128 Ada Blvd. NW, Edmonton, AB. T5B 4E4

    Please put this information out there, get folks who like Puget Sound to write support letters to get Bruce an honourary doctoral degree from Concordia University for his long career & stellar charity works. He truly deserves it.

    Wade Izzard

  2. hello I would like to support the induction.
    when I was younger is did a practicum at 630 CHED
    I had the pleasure of working along side of him…I was in the promotions sector.

    fantastic guy.


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