Welcome to the new Buffalo Broadcasters Association (formally the Buffalo Broadcast Pioneers) Website. Our new logo reflects our desire to include all broadcasters, both current and pioneer broadcasters, to be members of our organization. Our goal is to make our site a one-stop place for information on everything from the rich history of Buffalo broadcasting to the latest information on what is happening in the radio and television industry. (Read more)
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Buffalo Broadcasters Hall
Founded in 1997, the Hall of Fame honors those giants who have made major contributions to the radio and television industry and have earned Buffalo a sparkling reputation in the broadcasting profession. Click on any of the links listed in the "Hall of Fame" section of the main menu to view the inductees for that year.
Hall of Fame Nominations
Nominations for the annual Hall of Fame ceremony are accepted from General Membership and must be mailed to the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, 5672 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 prior to October 1st.
Nominations must include a letter detailing credentials of the person nominated, background information on the individual as well as an audio or video clip if available.
The annual Hall of Fame Ballot is determined by the Board of Directors at the annual October meeting. The Board of Directors makes final determination on nominees based on specific criteria.
Voting is open to all active members of The Buffalo
Broadcasters Association whose dues are paid and are in good standing as
of November 1st.
Ballots will be mailed by November 30th
and must be returned by January 15th.
Ballots are tabulated at the Board of Directors
meeting in January.
Inductees are announced in June of each year.
Bites & Air Checks
We have quite an extensive library of Air Checks from Buffalo's Golden Age of radio broadcasting. Also included in this area are some early examples of Buffalo Radio Commercials.
Buffalo Broadcasters Celebrity 5K Run
presented by Univera Healthcare
Another 5k Run is almost
upon us! We have been taking stock and made some changes we think everyone
will like. Save the date the run is June 26. You'll love our scenic route
which takes advantage of our great Canalside area.
Check out the latest on our Celebrity Run page.
The Buffalo Broadcasters
Association congratulates the winners of the 2013 Buffalo Excellence in Media
Awards! The annual event was held on Friday at Salvatore's Italian Gardens and
awards were presented to the winners in the following categories:
Radio Personality of the Year: Jud Heussler- Kiss 98.5
Radio Station of the Year: 97 Rock
TV Personality of the Year: Diana Fairbanks- WIVB/WNLO-TV
TV Station of the Year: WGRZ
Backpack Journalist of the Year: Ed Drantch-WIVB-TV
Raising Star Award: Brittni Smallwood- WIVB-TV
Best Use of Social Media Award: Rob Lucas- Star 102.5
Sales Executive of the Year- Lenny Kostelny-WIVB/WNLO-TV
Behind the Scenes Maverick: Mike Mombrea Jr.- WIVB-TV
Trailblazer of the Year: Phil Arno- WBBZ-TV
Pinnacle Award: Eileen Buckley- WBFO-FM
Congratulations to all the
winners and thanks to everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing
everyone next year at the 2014 BEMA Awards!
The BEMA's recognize the
hard work being done by the people in our industry. Our goal is to continue to
make our next event more successful than the last. If you have any ideas on how
we could improve the BEMA's, please feel free to share them
by clicking here.
It is time to renew your membership dues.
This year we are trying a new way to collect our dues. The cost of
mailings being what they are, we would like the opportunity to try collecting
dues through our PayPal account online.
The PayPal system on our website has been very
popular for the past few events we have held. Many people have taken
advantage of it's ease of use in paying for the Hall of Fame Ceremony, Holiday
Luncheon, and the past two 5k Runs. We have been offering PayPal for the
Hall of Fame DVD's in our Buffalo Broadcasters Store for
quite some time now.
Take a few moments and click the button below to
update your membership. Remember to click the correct type of membership
from the drop down list.
We hope you will find this a quick and easy way
to update your membership, while saving the organization the cost of postage and
Click here for a link to download
form and send it snail mail.
Please consider a tax deductible donation to the
Buffalo Broadcasters Association