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..

staffannouncer.com (2003-2017)

SEARCH BUFFALO’S HISTORY with the form to the LEFT staffannouncer.com is now BuffaloStories.com Since 2003, Steve Cichon has been posting the sights, sounds, and stories of Buffalo’s pop culture past and present at staffannouncer.com. Now, all of the great memories and plenty more are in an updated easy to read format at BuffaloStories.com. It’s really hard … Continue reading staffannouncer.com (2003-2017)

Buffalo’s 1520 WKBW Radio: WNY’s great contribution to 20th century pop culture

BUFFALO, NY – It’s funny the way memories begin to haze. Strictly from a Buffalo point of view, in the late 50’s and early 60’s, KB was one of many stations cranking out the music and antics that made for great rock n’ roll radio. Stations like WBNY, WWOL, WXRA, and later WYSL and a host … Continue reading Buffalo’s 1520 WKBW Radio: WNY’s great contribution to 20th century pop culture