(NEWS CENTER) -- The dean of Southern Maine broadcast sports has called it quits. Bruce Glasier retired on April 27.
Bruce has been with NEWS CENTER since 1977, when he started as the sports anchor of the very first weekend newscast on WCSH 6, co-hosted the morning show on WCSH Radio, hosted a sports talk show, and did play-by-play on sporting events televised on WCSH 6.
Just a year and a half later, Bruce became the sports anchor for NEWS CENTER at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., a position he continues to hold today.
Bruce's position at NEWS CENTER has allowed him to attend many sporting events across the country, including Red Sox spring training in Winter Haven and Fort Myers, Cleveland Indians spring training (when WCSH 6 broadcasted Maine Guides games) in Tucson, and NCAA women's basketball in Charlotte. Bruce broadcasted live for 10 days from Super Bowl XX in New Orleans; he covered the ALCS in 1986 in Boston and Anaheim; and he covered the 1986 World Series with the Red Sox and Mets and, in fact, was in the Mets bullpen when Bill Buckner made his infamous error.
Bruce is from Portland. He graduated from Portland High School (Go Bulldogs) and received a BA in Journalism from the University of Maine. He lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife Minka and dog Gillie.