2000 Inductee

Jack Mahl’s booming voice, warm smile, friendly manner and snappy salute became the stuff of legend during more than a decade as “Your Atlantic Weatherman” each weeknight on WGR-TV (Channel 2) starting in the mid-1950s. But his career goes far deeper than that indelible impression. A prime member of the original Channel 2 air staff, Mahl earlier had gained the attention of listeners with his radio newscasting and DJ stints at WKBW, WGR and WHLD, becoming a late-night favorite of GIs stationed in Greenland during his KB tenure as host of “Spotlight” Serenade.” Not long after Atlantic stopped sponsoring TV weathercasts, Mahl returned to radio and help pioneer that introduction of all-news radio to Buffalo at WEBR. After serving a 10-year stint as news director at WBUF-FM, he returned to WEBR (which later became WNED-AM), where he was heard until retirement in 2000. For 13 years Mahl also was the live announcer for the Mark Russell comedy specials on PBS. “That’s All for Mahl-good night!”

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