Legendary broadcaster and journalist John Zach will be joining WECK Radio (1230 AM/102.9FM) as the station’s News Director beginning on July 10. The move comes as new owner Buddy Shula continues to build and transform the station.
Zach ended his nearly 18-year stint at WBEN-AM at the end of 2016 and had indicated to Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News that he didn’t plan on retiring. He had also worked at WGR-AM and WKBW-AM, where he served as the station’s News Director. In a press release, Zach said, “I am looking forward to working with the WECK team to give Buffalo the information needed to start the day.”
The Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Famer will anchor news on WECK’s weekday morning show with Tom Donahue and newly announced co-host Gail Ann Huber.
The station has also signed an affiliation agreement to bring CBS Radio News back to the area after it was dropped by WBEN-AM.
Shula has indicated that more additions to the staff will be announced in the coming days and weeks.