Joe Bauer

Northwest Benefit Auctions Auctioneer Joe Bauer

Joe Bauer is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. He spent five years studying to be a Catholic priest and a few more long years at St. Thomas University. After college, Joe ran a small bar on the honor system, drove trucks, counseled delinquent boys, worked for Sweeney Detective Bureau, and was the best night janitor Mr. Donut ever had. Radio was the next logical choice!


He arrived in San Diego in 1975 to team up with Mac Hudson. Together, the team of Hudson & Bauer became San Diego's longest running and most successful morning radio team. Hudson & Bauer tickled the airwaves on 760 KFMB and became synonymous with San Diego.


Besides offering a lot of fun in a world that too often shows us only its somber side, Joe makes dozens of charity appearances each year, calls his mom regularly, and goes to church.

Over the years, Joe has helped raise millions of dollars for local charities, and knows everyone in town. May 9th, 2002, was declared "Joe Bauer Day in San Diego" by Mayor Dick Murphy. He resides in La Jolla with his wife Maryann and occasionally a few of their seven children