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”
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Buffalo, NY – Leave it to our Canadian brothers and sisters… 28 years ago, Toronto radio station CHUM had the best idea for the White House anyone has ever had. Now, more than ever, I say— IRV.
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
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
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
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
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..
Our steel producing heritage—One of the things that makes Buffalo Buffalo. We often talk about and remember Bethlehem Steel, and with good reason. At one point, Lackawanna’s Bethlehem Rte. 5 complex was the world’s largest steel plant. At one point, the plant employed more than 20,000 men. Just as amazing to think about is that … Continue reading WNY’s steel producing heritage- part of what makes Buffalo Buffalo
Just after Labor Day 1975, the Republic Steel Plant on South Park Avenue was finally starting to hum with the sounds of steel making again, after the plant had shut down in mid-July. It meant a call back to work for about 500 steelworkers after a six week layoff. Another hundred were expected to be … Continue reading Buffalo in the 70’s: Steelworkers called back to work