KMJ's Bill Woodward Retires After 38 Years
April 28, 2010 at 9:42 AM (PT)
PEAK BROADCASTING KMJ/FRESNO has announced the retirement of BILL WOODWARD after a 38-year career with the station. WOODWARD’s radio career began at KIRV/FRESNO while he was a student at FRESNO STATE; he joined KMJ in 1972. He has also been the voice of the Fresno State Bulldogs for 37 years.
"BILL started at KMJ in 1972 when RICHARD NIXON was in the WHITE HOUSE, gas prices in FRESNO were under a dollar a gallon and apple was a fruit, not a computer company," KMJ OM SKIP ESSICK said. "Along the way the ASSOCIATED PRESS awarded him for best play-by-play announcing of the FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS. He is a true professional and large part of KMJ’s long history. We will all certainly miss him."
"For almost 40 years, BILL’s award winning voice has been synonymous with CENTRAL VALLEY sports on KMJ 580," added SVP/Market Manager PATTY HIXSON. "His commitment to the local sports community as well as our station family is unparalleled. We are proud to take this opportunity to thank him for his service, and wish him only the best in his well deserved retirement."
"I've made a lot of friends here, a lot of folks I'll miss, but it’s time to move on," WOODWARD said. "I'm looking forward to this next adventure."