Buffalo in the ’70s: The Azar– The Oldsmobile named after Rick Azar

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
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In 1975 Buffalo, very few people were more hip than the Eyewitness News anchor team of Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls.

Promotion of their top rated newscasts on WKBW-TV Channel 7 was everywhere: buses, billboards, television promos, print ads — and a driveway near you?

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.