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Former WKBW Anchor Liz LewinWKBW-TV reporter and Saturday evening anchor Liz Lewin has left after completing her second stint with the station.

Lewin rejoined the ABC affiliate in June 2016 and was a reporter for the station’s morning show. In August 2017, it was announced that Lewin would be taking over the Saturday evening anchor spot. She had quietly left the station earlier this summer and is now headed west. Lewin announced on social media that she will be the new weekend morning anchor at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan.

Lewin is a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies from Fordham University in New York City and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.


Reporter Madison CarterThe station also wasted no time in searching for a replacement for Lewin. The newest member of the WKBW-TV team is reporter Madison Carter.

Carter, a Syracuse University graduate, comes to Western New York after working at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia, for two years. She began as a multimedia journalist and eventually rose to the role of morning anchor. Her reporting was honored with two Virginias Associated Press Awards and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

In the station’s press release, Vice President and General Manager Mike Nurse said, “I look forward to seeing her embrace the WNY community and report on the issues that affect our area.”


New Marketing Manager Dick Bauerle for WECK-AM
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Buddy Shula, CEO and owner of WECK, announced that Richard “Dick” Bauerle has joined WECK-AM/FM as a Senior Marketing Manager.

Bauerle, who has over three decades of experience, joins the station after 12 years with Entercom Buffalo as an Account Executive. In the station’s press release, Bauerle said, “I have watched Buddy grow his radio station group to a major player in Buffalo in a very short time and it is time for me to hop on board.”

The station employs a number of veteran on-air personalities and recognized behind-the-scenes personnel since Shula’s purchase of the station.

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As WECK-AM/FM provides more local programming, two BBA board members are now hosting shows on the station.


Owner and CEO Buddy Shula hosts the “Living Senior Radio” show on Saturdays beginning July 7, 2018. The program can be heard on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In a press release from the station, the program will feature segments from local businesses and services that would be of interest to listeners who are of age 55 and older. The program will also tackle topics including health care restaurants, and legal counsel. “Buffalo is a city that has a very large population over 55 years old. My job with this show, and with WECK is to cater to this age demographic,” said Shula.


Also, since November 2017, former WKBW-TV Business First reporter and current Director of Public Relations for AAA WCNY Elizabeth Carey has been co-hosting “AAA Talking Travel” with Brian Murray, Director of Travel for AAA WCNY.

Carey and Murray host the weekly program with segments about domestic/international travel and tips and ideas for future trips. The program airs on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and Sundays at 6:30 a.m.

Links to previous episodes are available on WECK’s website at http://weckbuffalo.com/podcasts/aaa-travel-show

 

New owner Buddy Shula has announced that several other Buffalo broadcasting legends will soon grace the airwaves at WECK.

Earlier last week, it was announced that former longtime WBEN-AM morning anchor John Zach would join the station as News Director and anchor news during the morning program. Similarly, Gail Ann Huber was named a co-host to the station’s program alongside current host Tom Donahue. Huber had worked for WYRK-FM and most recently with WHTT-FM before rejoining the station.

The new staff announcements include former AM Buffalo co-host Jon Summers, who will take on a regular airshift from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Harv Moore with hosting duties from 12 to 3 p.m., and Mike Jacobs as the afternoon drive host from 3 to 7 p.m. Shula will also be hosting during the evening hours. Moore’s former co-host, Robert Taylor, will do the imaging for the station.

Most notably, Danny Neaverth, from WKBW-AM and WHTT-FM, will host a show on Friday afternoons called “Danny Moves Your Friday Fanny.”

This is all part of Shula’s overhaul of WECK and will launch these programs on July 10, 2017.

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