Joe Bowman out as KVEC news anchor

June 28, 2016
Joe Bowman

Joe Bowman

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.




  1. Nightrider says:

    Now what Direction is this Station going right before a Presidential Election? Joe was THE only Voice of Local talk Radio that had a small Right wing Lean. WTG new Ownership :<(
    Will be Listening very closely, to what Dave has to say about this.IMHO,Not much.
    DC is slipping down a slope to Retirement,if he does not start thinking about his other 50% of the show, $450,000,00 is chump change when comes to a County's vote for President.
    Example, how much has Adam Hill got in his War Chest?

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  2. Winefer2 says:

    Adore Joe Bowman – super pissed off with the new owners by their decision to remove him – this man has been jilted left and right by this station but he always comes back – I love our local news reports…and Dave & him are awesome – thanks for being corp. idiots

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  3. Rambunctious says:

    No wonder talk radio station ownership is so short lived…stupid decisions!

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