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November 26, 2013 - John D'Agostino
It is an encore presentation for Thanksgiving.

At 9 p.m., WBBZ Channel 67 will be airing the "Giants of Buffalo Radio." Many of the names are familiar to those who grew up in Western New York, when the Buffalo market — currently at 50th — was the third largest in the nation.

Here is a portion of the press release as well as a photo of the gang.

Bob Koshinski, Vice President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, Your Hometown Television Station, is proud to announce the special telecast of “Giants of Buffalo: Radio” will air again Thursday night November 28th at 9p.m. as a Thanksgiving special.

The event, presented by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association in conjunction with the Buffalo History Museum featured Sandy Beach, Shane Gibson, Danny Neaverth, Joey Reynolds, and Stan Roberts. These Buffalo Hall of Fame legends gathered at the Buffalo History Museum March 15th of this year, and originally aired on WBBZ-TV this past spring.

John Di Sciullo, Director of Promotion and Production for WBBZ-TV was the MC. The personalities share incredible stories about their careers in broadcasting, fans, family, and the industry.

“These men influenced my choice to go into broadcasting and make it my career. I was proud to be a part of this presentation,” WBBZ-TV GM Bob Koshinski said.

Phil Arno, owner of WBBZ-TV commented, “These men made major contributions to the medium of radio, and also television, not only in Buffalo but across the country. I am proud our station was a partner in this historic gathering of broadcasters.” “The Buffalo History Museum’s mission is to present a wide array of programs, exhibits, tours, and outdoor events that tell the stories of both ordinary and extraordinary people of Western New York. Our “Giants of Buffalo’ program, with the strong support of WBBZ-TV, assists us in presenting the latter,” commented Constance Caldwell from the Buffalo History Museum.

The “Giants of Buffalo: Radio” was produced by Buffalo Broadcasters Association President Dave Gillen, Vice President Heidi Raphael, in association with Melissa Brown, Executive Director of the Buffalo History Museum, located at One Museum Court in Buffalo.

“The Buffalo Broadcasters are dedicated to preserving and promoting WNY's rich local broadcasting history, saluting and encouraging quality broadcasting today and in the future, and most importantly to promote quality broadcasting,” Dave Gillen noted.

WBBZ-TV is a proud supporter of the Buffalo History Museum, and the Buffalo Broadcasters Association. More information on these organizations, including how you can become a member, can be found at and


Article Comments

Dec-11-13 4:19 PM

As a teenager I always listened to Shane Bother Shane.

Dec-01-13 7:18 AM

What? No mention of Jim Roselle?


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