You can now catch WECK-FM/AM on a third frequency in Western New York. The second FM frequency better serves the Buffalo Northtowns at 100.5 FM along with the station’s original frequencies of 1230 AM and 102.9 FM. With the acquisition of this frequency, WECK now fully covers the Western New York market on the FM and AM side of the dial.
In a press release from that station, President and Owner Buddy Shula said, “Adding FM coverage for rapidly growing parts of our Metro is important to WECK’s overall growth strategy – and to the service to our
communities.” The station features broadcast veterans hosting programming all day including Joe Chille, Steve Cichon, Gail Ann Huber, Tom Donahue, Jon Summers, Harv Moore, and Danny Neaverth.
Longtime broadcaster Steve Tasker officially joined John Murphy on Monday, April 23 for “One Bills Live.” The program features the Voice of the Bills John Murphy and Tasker and will air regularly from 12 to 3 p.m. on WGR-AM and MSG Networks.
Tasker, who is also known for his work as an analyst and reporter for CBS Sports, takes over for Donald Jones (Murphy’s former co-host) after he decided to leave the program earlier this year. The program will cover the latest Bills news from One Bills Drive and from around the league with guests from near and far.
In addition to his new role, he will continue to work with CBS Sports as a sideline reporter during the football season, according to Alan Pergament from the Buffalo News. Tasker is now entering his 21st season with CBS Sports.
Those wired to sports will remember Tasker as a star on special teams for the Buffalo Bills for 12 seasons (from 1986 to 1997) and appeared in the Pro Bowl seven times and was First-Team All-Pro on five occasions.
Since the start of 2017, three local websites have popped up from current/former broadcasters in the Buffalo area. Each have a unique perspective on what they cover and are all good reads!
Former WGRZ-TV anchor/reporter Mary Friona has started Totally Buffalo, a blog/webpage dedicated to all things Buffalo! The site features updates on local happenings, stories about the people of WNY, breaking news, and much more. Friona is also launching a part of the website called Totally Niagara Falls, which covers her hometown and the community that we all treasure and value. The link to her site can be found here (https://www.totallybuffalo.com/).
The Cheektowaga Chronicle is a locally owned, independent, online news publication run by former WKBW-TV and WGRZ-TV photojournalist Jim Herr. The site covers the news around Cheektowaga and dives into investigative reports that affect the community. Herr is a lifelong resident of Cheektowaga and also is a member of the Pine Hill Drum and Bugle Corps, where he’s also served as President of the organization for the past four years. The link to his site can be found here (http://cheektowagachronicle.com/).
Finally, the most recent debut of the trio is Buffalo Sports Page run by Kevin Sylvester and Paul Peck. The site features covers the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bulls, baseball, and golf. The duo are also hosting a radio show of the sports page on WECK-AM/FM on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sundays during football season from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The list of contributors to the site include UB Athletics Broadcaster Bob Gaughan, Tony Mrozik, J.K. Karlsen, comedian Jeff Wozer, Amy Audibert, Jim Kubiak, Bradley Gelber, football writer Greg Gabriel, Scott Wilson, Buffalo NHL Correspondent Joe Yerdon, and Nick Mendola. You can visit their page by clicking on the link (https://www.buffalosportspage.com/).