The MAB Foundation has learned that longtime broadcaster and educator Pete Bowers has retired from Bloomfield Hills High School.
In 1976, Pete Bowers started the radio broadcasting program in Bloomfield Hills Schools. He has been the general manager of WBFH and the teacher of the electronic media courses for over 40 years.
MAB President/CEO Karole White said that Bowers “was an important figure in broadcast education and a big reason so many of his students went on to successful broadcast careers. Bowers was a big help to the development of the student outreach of the MAB Foundation.”
Under the direction of Bowers, WBFH has won multiple national awards over the years. The MAB Foundation has presented the station with its prestigious High School Station of the Year award in 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004 (tie) and 2003.
A retirement celebration was held for Bowers at Andiamo’s Restaurant in Bloomfield Hills on June 3 and featured guest speakers from district administration, school board members, former WBFH students and current Biff students followed by comments from the Guest of Honor, Pete Bowers.
As part of the celebration, the WBFH on-air studio was named the Pete Bowers Studio in his honor. A video of the retirement celebration is available here.