Pete Bowers Recognized by Board of Education

WBFH Station Manager Pete Bowers was recognized by the Board of Education for receiving numerous career, national and state honors in the last 12 months. Bowers was recognized at a special ceremony during the June 4th Board of Education meeting held at the Doyle Center.




Assistant Station Manager/Technical Director Ron Wittebols read a speech he wrote about the exceptional year Bowers had from May 2014 to April 2015. In the photo is Pete’s brother Jim, Pete Bowers and Ron Wittebols.


Career Honors


April 24, 2015: Central Michigan University Pioneer Award sponsored by the Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Department: 42nd Annual BCA Awards Banquet and 2nd Annual BCA Pioneer Awards honoring the Class of 1975, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Pioneer Award Winner


April 24, 2015: Jacobs Media is the largest radio consulting firm in the U.S. specializing in Rock formats ( Radio’s Most Innovative Blog, April 24 Edition

Radio’s Most Innovative, Pete Bowers and High School Radio Day


National Honors


April 22, 2015: 4th Annual High School Radio Day, a national celebration bringing awareness to high school radio stations in the United States. There were 70 stations from 29 states participating this year. WBFH is the flagship station for the event.

Founder and President, High School Radio Day: HSRD webmaster and Administrator of HSRD Facebook and Twitter accounts.


September 27, 2014: Midwest Regional High School and College Radio/Webcast Conference sponsored by Radio Department, School of Media Arts, Columbia College Chicago and Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems, Inc., Chicago IL.

Session Panelist, Programming a Successful High School Radio Station


October 23-26, 2014: National Student Electronic Media Convention sponsored by College Broadcasters Inc., Seattle, WA.

Session Featured Speaker: Recruiting High School Students to Your College Station. Session Moderator: High School Media Roundtable


May 3, 2014: 11th Annual John Drury High School Radio Awards sponsored by North Central College and WONC-Radio, Naperville IL.

Proud Teacher/Manager as 13 WBFH students won 13 awards in this national competition and won 1st Place, Best High School Radio Station in the nation for the fifth time in the last nine years.


State Honors


November 7, 2015: Broadcasting Career Builder Conference sponsored by Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation, Lansing MI.

Chairperson, BCBC Committee

Session Moderator, High School Station Share-a-thon


March 11, 2015: Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo sponsored by Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Lansing MI. 2015 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards, Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation, Lansing MI.

Proud Teacher/Manager as 13 WBFH students won 14 of the 23 (60%) state broadcasting awards in the high school radio division winning the 2015 Michigan High School Radio Station of the Year for the ninth time in 13 years.


August 25-27, 2014: 65th Anniversary Annual Business Meeting and Awards Banquet sponsored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI.

Director, Board of Directors Meeting, Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation


Community Honors

All Year: Host of a community radio show every Monday from 3-5 p.m. featuring local news, local sports and community events. Guests on the show include Principal Charlie Hollerith (New High School Building Update), Social Studies Teachers Mike Barry and Dave Jenvey (Standards Based Grading), Retiring Teacher Vivian Johnston (her career as an educator), Hall Monitor Karen Stevenson (life as a hall monitor) and Barry again (Man in Nature trip).