Who We Are
Broadcasting began in the U.S. in the second decade of the 20th Century and in 1922 the remarkable history of Buffalo’s story of broadcast entertainment and innovation began. Early broadcasting involved locally produced plays, live band music and introduced a roll call of talented individual, both on the air and in the background. Fran Striker’s Covered Wagon Days evolved into The Lone Ranger and later, and offshoot entitled The Green Hornet. Announcers soon became known as Disc Jockeys; some so successful they have been inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the NYS Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Buffalo Broadcasters Association was formed in 1996 with membership open to media professionals as well as the public. The mission of the organization is to preserve the rich history of broadcasting in Buffalo, encourage quality broadcasting today and well into the future, and promote the importance of quality broadcasting.
The organization holds public events, presents lectures, arranges student mentoring, and holds an annual Buffalo Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony.
The Buffalo Broadcasters Association also maintain a collection of vintage equipment and historical documents as well as decades of news film which recorded the history of our area. A major goal of the organization is to continue to identify, catalog, digitize and share those image thru the library system and the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services of New York.