Congratulations to Pete Bowers, retired founder and head of WBFH - The Biff, on being inducted into the 2018 Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame!
Bowers has influenced the lives of thousands of students as a high school broadcasting educator at WBFH - The Biff. Bloomfield Hills Schools students have dominated state and national high school broadcasting award competitions - winning MABF Station of the Year 10 times - more than any other high school station in the state. WBFH students also won Best High School Station in the Nation six times, tied with the most of any station in the U.S.
Bowers won Best High School Advisor in the Nation twice, the only advisor to win that award more than once. Over 100 former students got the broadcasting bug in the radio program and went on to study communications after high school. A number of those later went into careers in radio and television as well as other media fields because of Bowers leadership and inspiration.
Bowers was a founding board member of the Michigan Association of Educational Broadcasters serving in all leadership positions including president for many years. Bowers was also a board member of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation. Bowers has devoted time to serving as a featured speaker for radio conferences held by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, Broadcast Education Association, Broadcasting Career Builder Conference and College Broadcasters Inc. in cities such as Lansing, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando, San Antonio, Seattle and Atlanta.
One of Bowers crowning achievements was the founding of National High School Radio Day in 2012. In the six years of existence, Bowers brought together over 83 high school radio stations from 31 states to celebrate the contributions of high school broadcasters in the U.S.
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Pete!