After 47 years on-air, Bruce Bowie talks about his radio career…


Puget Sound Radio thanks our very good and dear friend Mark Summers of Edmonton for sharing this video…

Edmonton radio legend Bruce Bowie announced that, after 47 years behind the mic, he will be retiring. After listening to 630 CHED for years, I thought it was beyond my reach, but somehow I wound up spending 21 years of my life here, “I feel like I was embraced by the Edmonton listeners from the start and will be forever grateful. This city has been good to me.” Bowie’s career started in 1972 at CKSA in Lloydminster, Alta. Six months later, he made the move to Lethbridge when an opportunity to work at CJOB came up, and a pay raise from $330 a month to $355. “I couldn’t say no to that!” Bowie laughed. After that, Bruce made the move to Saskatchewan and spent 8 months at CHAB Moose Jaw for his first morning host job and another whopping pay raise to $450 a month. At the end of the eight months, his company transferred him to 630 CHED where he worked for 12 and a half years. “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.” Then, in 1986, KING FM was an oldies station that would eventually become what is now 92.5 The ‘Chuck, a 630 CHED sister station in Edmonton. After a year and a half with that station, Bowie made the move to Calgary to another oldies station, CISS AM. After just shy of two years with that station, he was approached by CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton to come take over their morning show after Wes Montgomery left. Bowie said he was honoured to have that position for 21 years. “I’ve made so many friends among my listeners too and… it’s not just that people want to connect because it’s the guy on the radio, people who’ve become a part of my life and vice versa. I’m hoping those friendships will continue after this is all over too.”

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