Two well-known local broadcasters will serve on the Buffalo Broadcasters Association’s Board of Directors beginning in January. Elizabeth Carey from AAA and formerly of WKBW-TV/Business First and Jim Pastrick of Townsquare Media will begin three-year terms in helping to further the organization’s mission, programs, and projects.
Elizabeth Carey is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in television broadcasting.
She’s an engaging motivational speaker who has taught public speaking and communications at the collegiate level. You might recognize her as a television personality. She provided the Business First segments on WKBW-TV for 15 years after working at other news outlets like Time Warner Cable and WIVB-TV.
Now you can often catch her talking about traffic safety and more as Director of Public Affairs for AAA Western and Central New York. She serves as company spokesperson with the media and throughout the community where she speaks at schools and public events.
You’ll also see her name in print in Gusto in The Buffalo News where she often writes about area restaurants on a freelance basis.
Elizabeth also lends her talents to inspire community leaders, business executives and students as a consultant at The Team Building Team, which provides communications training and professional development.
Elizabeth holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Buffalo State. She and her husband are raising their family in the snowy Buffalo Southtowns. When she’s not juggling work and home life, Elizabeth enjoys travel, Pilates and dining out in Buffalo.
Jim Pastrick is currently an associate commercial producer with Townsquare Media, WBLK, WBUF, WMSX and WYRK, Buffalo.
His professional radio journey began in 1968 as a weekend announcer at WBNY-FM 96.1, and morning announcer-news caster at WMMJ-AM 1300, Lancaster, NY. In 1972, Jim served as morning announcer at WADD-AM 1560, Brockport, NY, later moving to WUSJ-AM 1340, Lockport, NY for nights and commercial production.
He worked nights and weekends at WYSL-AM 1400 in 1973 during the McLendon era, and in the summer of that year was hired at WKBW as summer replacement all night DJ. Mentored by the legendary Jeff Kaye. He also worked as an associate feature producer for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network and later transitioned to production director.
In 1975, Oldies 1550 WBVM, Utica, NY provided Jim his first opportunity as a program director. He returned to Buffalo in the summer of 1978 as production director and weekend DJ at Q-FM-97, which later became 97 Rock (Taft Broadcasting). In 1985, he joined WNYS-FM (Pyramid Broadcasting), as afternoon drive air personality and production director, also holding those positions when the station became WHTT-FM Classic Hits 104.1 in September 1986.
Rich Communications in 1990 offered an opportunity to return to 97 Rock as air personality and production director, as well as feature producer for WGR and the Buffalo Bills Radio Network. In 1995, WGR was sold to Keymarket Communications and he became program director of WGR News Radio 55, a position he held through 2000.
Jim returned to WHTT and 97 Rock in the early 2000, to work on the air, in commercial production and as feature producer for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network through early 2009. He also served as programming consultant for news-talk WLVL, Lockport from 2002 through 2005. He has also done freelance voice production for a number of local radio stations and clients.
Four members of the board were re-elected to new three-year terms including Katie Morse, Jim Safee, Carl Lam, and Pat Feldballe. The organization also thanks Ed Buttaccio, News Director of Spectrum News Rochester/Buffalo for his service to the board for the past three years.