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October 2015 Program

Oct 8, 2015

90 YEARS OF BUFFALO RADIO AND TV
Wednesday October 14, 2015 • 7:00 PM
North Tonawanda Library Community Room
Presented by Steve Cichon

WGR Radio signed on in Buffalo in 1922. In the over 90 years since then, the men and women who have come into our homes and cars through the power of Buffalo’s radio and television stations have entertained us, given us the news, provided company for us, and been our friends. Long time broadcaster, historian, and author Steve Cichon will take us on a fun, multimedia journey through time, touching on the great stations, great personalities, and great memories which come back to life with his treasure trove of stories, images, videos, and sound bites.

Steve Cichon is a writer, historian, and “retired” radio newsman. He served as News Director at WBEN from 2003 - 2013 and has been the recipient of more than two dozen awards for news coverage from the Associated Press and the New York State Press Broadcaster’s Association. As a storyteller, his goal is to tell good stories, find the truth, and make it all interesting, while celebrating the greatness of Buffalo.

Steve Cichon has written five books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and turned his obsession with Buffalo’s pop culture history - and love for finding ways to share it - into a career. He currently serves as an Adjunct Communications Professor at Medaille College, a writer at history.buffalonews.com, is CEO of Buffalo Stories LLC, and as proud a Buffalonian as you’ll find. You are cordially invited to join members and guests of the Historical Society for this fascinating and entertaining look at local broadcasting history.

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