Remembering a Buffalo Legend with Excerpts from “Irv! Buffalo’s Anchorman”

The following is an excerpt from Irv! Buffalo’s Anchorman, which I wrote and published in 2010. It’s available at through the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library or for purchase here. Foreward What an honor it is to write the story of Buffalo’s all-time most popular and acclaimed media personalities and news team. About 6 … Continue reading Remembering a Buffalo Legend with Excerpts from “Irv! Buffalo’s Anchorman”

Rediscovered: Irv Weinstein on PM Magazine… 1979, WIVB-TV

BUFFALO, NY –There’s a lot going on in the 12 minute video I posted on YouTube today. Oddly, iconic WKBW-TV news anchor Irv Weinstein was featured on the premiere of PM Magazine on WIVB-TV in 1979. Hosted by Debbie Stamp and Don Moffit, the show featured an in depth interview with Weinstein and his family, … Continue reading Rediscovered: Irv Weinstein on PM Magazine… 1979, WIVB-TV

Buffalo in the ’70s: Irv and other TV news favorites on the stage

Irv Weinstein is remembered as one of — if not the — greatest personalities in the history of Buffalo television. But even as he sat on the set of Eyewitness News reading Buffalo the news for 34 years, his greater love may have been acting. Many times through the years, Irv took the time between … Continue reading Buffalo in the ’70s: Irv and other TV news favorites on the stage

Buffalo in the ’60s: Irv Weinstein and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller

During a mid-’60s visit to Buffalo, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller stopped by the Main Street studios of WKBW-TV for an interview with now-legendary Channel 7 newsman Irv Weinstein. Buffalo News archives At the time, however, Channel 7 was, as pejoratively described by Irv himself, “the fourth station in a three-station market.” Channel 7 signed on in … Continue reading Buffalo in the ’60s: Irv Weinstein and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller

Irv! Buffalo’s Anchorman: The Irv, Rick, and Tom Story…. A book by Steve Cichon

ABOUT THE BOOK: The story of a TV anchorman so universally loved in Western New York that only one name is necessary… Irv. From the 1950s through the 1990s, Irv Weinstein informed and entertained generations of Buffalonians with his unmistakable style in writing and delivering the news. Together with Rick Azar and Tom Jolls, Irv was … Continue reading Irv! Buffalo’s Anchorman: The Irv, Rick, and Tom Story…. A book by Steve Cichon

Buffalo in the 50’s: Before there was Irv..

From the Buffalo Evening News, Nov 29, 1958– the day before Channel 7 signed on the air for the first time. Irv Weinstein was a newscaster at KB Radio at this point– Channel 7’s first news anchor was Roger Lund. Stan Barron was on the sports desk, and Rick Azar– who was also the announcer … Continue reading Buffalo in the 50’s: Before there was Irv..

A brief memoir in depression and anxiety

Most of us hear about the lurid details of a suicide and can’t even fathom hanging ourselves by a belt from a door knob like Robin Williams did. Seems impossible that he would, either. He was always the life of the party, always smiling and trying making people laugh. Most of us can’t rectify being so despondent … Continue reading A brief memoir in depression and anxiety

From Hamburg WKBW flips the switch on rock ‘n’ roll history

Hamburg’s biggest contribution to the early history of rock ‘n’ roll might be more technical than musical, but it was from the 50,000 watts worth of radio waves flying out of Big Tree Rd. that Western New York and much of the east coast and Canada were introduced to the format. The Buffalo Broadcasting Corporation … Continue reading From Hamburg WKBW flips the switch on rock ‘n’ roll history