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..
The newest book from Buffalo Stories & Steve Cichon! ORDER NOW at The Buffalo Stories Bookstore! Meet and reacquaint yourself with the people and stations that have created and reflected who we are as Buffalonians with this 432-page in-depth look at the first 50 years of radio and television in Buffalo. Packed with more than … Continue reading 100 Years of Buffalo Broadcasting, Vol.1 1920-1970
History has set the start date of “The Radio Era” at November 2, 1920— when Pittsburgh’s KDKA Radio went on the air with the world’s first commercial broadcast, announcing the returns in the Presidential election that pit Ohio Senator Warren Harding against Ohio Governor James Cox. History books don’t usually mention that Buffalo was on … Continue reading The earliest days of Buffalo broadcasting