Steve Gradowitz

Steve Gradowitz, longtime morning man at Owens Broadcasting country combo KUZZ-AM/FM Bakersfield (550/107.9), will retire Dec. 20 after 33 years with the station.

“We are so grateful to Steve for helping Bakersfield wake up every weekday morning and get to work or school with a smile,” CEO and General Manager Mel Owens, Jr., said in a release. “He will be missed, but we wish he and his wife Jan many years of happiness in retirement. He’s earned it.”