Class of 1997
Foster Brooks spent some of his formative years here in Buffalo before moving on to be taken up in the national arena. His career began in Louisville, Ky. during his early teenage years. He landed in Rochester at WHAM for awhile and then it was on to Buffalo. While here, at the Buffalo Broadcasting Corp. (WGR/WKBW), he hosted a program called The Musical Clock, and later KB’s Million Dollar Ballroom. At this point his star began to rise and he auditioned for Arthur Godfrey. He was on his way. After leaving Buffalo he became a household word for his fictitious alchohol impaired character, and a very successful recording of The Face On The Barroom Floor.