Retiring Band Director Bob Ambrose was the special guest on Bagley’s Corner June 8th from 3-4 p.m. Host Pete Bowers talked with him about his career as B.H.H.S. band director. With a few days left before he retires, Ambrose talked about highlights of his career including taking his students to play in Carnegie Hall and other band trips to London and Edinburgh. We also found out that he is an avid golfer and did get a hole-in-one once. Listen to the show by clicking the play button below.
Retiring A/V Technician Barb Radabaugh was the special guest on Bagley’s Corner June 1 at 3 p.m. Host Pete Bowers talked with Barb about issues behind the scenes in the A/V room including what paper colors are the most popular other than white paper. They also talked about her plans after retirement and her travel plans. The show can be heard on the Biff Radio app (On-Demand) and as a podcast on wbfh.fm (podcasts).
The CMU Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Department is recognizing longstanding BCA alums with the BCA Pioneer Award handed out at the annual BCA awards banquet. This was the second year of the Pioneer Awards, this year spotlighting BCA majors who graduated in the calendar year 1975 (40 years ago!). WBFH Station Manager Pete Bowers was a recipient of the Pioneer Award this year. Recipients received dinner, a certificate and a lapel pin attesting to their role in the early shaping of the BCA program. The banquet was held at Buck’s Run Golf Resort in Mt. Pleasant April 24, 2015.
Pioneer Award Recipients Pete Bowers, Ken Kolbe, Ivy Glennon and Gary Lico.
Pete Bowers with Pete Orlik, Director of School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI.
During May and June, Biff staff members and their families do “Family Shows”. Biffers bring their families into the on-air studio to do a live radio show and show them how we do what we do. It’s not uncommon to hear Mom do the weather forecast, Dad do the sports report and little brother/sister play their favorite song. There also have been discussions of current events on these shows. After the show, the parents can really appreciate what their son/daughter goes through when doing a two-hour radio show.
Shown here is Harrison Parker showing his mother Amy how to select a song on the touchscreen monitor.
The Margosian Family Show has Tom (Dad) running the board with co-hosts Greg and his brother Jonathan.
Junior Biffer Evan Brook is a member of the Student Advisory Committee for the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation. His thoughts about being on the committee are featured in the May edition of The Michigan Broadcaster: Link.