Bill Mazer is one of the finest broadcasters America ever has produced. He was the Pied Piper of Buffalo Bison baseball during the glory days of Offermann Stadium, his popularity on a par with that of fabled slugger Luke Easter. From his 1947 Buffalo arrival through his 1964 departure for nationwide fame, he was one of our most visible and audible broadcasters, with Bison baseball, Bison hockey, Niagara basketball and a jaunty, thrilling, seat-of-the-pants sportscast at 11:15 nightly on WGR-TV (Channel 2 ). He set a gold standard for Buffalo broadcast excellence. His melodious voice was an advertisers’ favorite here. His sign-off slogan: “So long- it’s been a pleasure.” He still hosts a popular weekday 5:30-to-10 a.m. show on WEVD Radio in New York.