Joe Bowman out as KVEC news anchor
June 28, 2016
KVEC morning news anchor Joe Bowman is being replaced when the AM radio station becomes part of American General Media (AGM) on July 1. Current owner El Dorado Broadcasters sold the News/Talk station to AGM last spring for $450,000.
Bowman took over the morning news show last March, following the abrupt resignation of Dick Mason. Previously, Bowman worked at KVEC as co-anchor of the broadcast with King Harris and producer of the afternoon Dave Congalton Show.
Bowman told CalCoastNews that he had been informed that his services were not required by the new owners because they planned on taking the morning show in a new direction.
“I understand when a station sells, the new owners may want to take things in a new direction,” Bowman said.
Both Congalton and his producer Craig Hill have been offered jobs at AGM and their show is expected to begin in its usual time slot sometime next week.
No replacement for Bowman has been announced, but the scheduled change marks the fourth turnover in the KVEC morning news since King Harris was forced into retirement last January.