Bob Gowa (pictured), a familiar name and voice to Bay Area radio listeners, is now doing afternoon newscasts on KTRB-AM 860. As David Ferrell Jackson noted in his Bay Area Radio Digest, Gowa actually works for Metro Networks, which provides local newscasts to the new 50,000-watt AMer as well as other stations. Gowa has been in the market since 1980 working at stations such as KSAN, KMEL and KGO-AM. He also does audiobooks and narrations, according to his personal Web site. While other AM stations such as KCBS, KGO, KSFO and KNEW air network newscasts at the top of the hour, KTRB is counterprogramming by starting each hour with local news headlines.