KUZZ announces morning radio host Steve Gradowitz's retirement

Posted at 2:05 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 17:10:53-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Long-time morning host at KUZZ AM/FM, Steve Gradowitz, is set to retire after more than 30 years at the Bakersfield radio station.

In a press release sent out on Friday, the country music station said Steve's last day on air would be December 20. Plans for the morning show will be announced soon.

Back in 1986, Steve joined the KUZZ family as its main morning personality. Throughout his career, he was able to snag two Academy of Country Music On-Air Personality of the Year Awards. He was also nominated as Billboard Personality of the Year in 1991.

In a statement, Steve said:

“I don’t think I’ve ever had one show that I didn’t look forward to being with my friends, laughing with each other, sharing each other’s sadness, and just having a great time. You have always been Bakersfield’s number one audience, and always will be."

Steve has a wife and three kids.