The Buffalo Broadcasters Association is celebrating the accomplishments of its valued members. From time to time, we’ll be posting profiles of our members. Here, we asked veteran manager and sales executive Jim DiFiglia to answer several questions we posed.
What are some of your career highlights in broadcasting?
Top Account Executive at WGR radio 1971-1974
Sales Manager 1975-1978
Station Manager, WGRQ 1979
Vice President/ General Manager, WGRQ 1980-1985
CEO/President of Gemini Broadcasting 1986-1990
Why did you join the BBA?
Great business, many lifelong friends, lots of history in Buffalo.
What’s your favorite BBA event?
Hall of Fame/Ronnie’s Run (5K Celebrity Run created by BBA board member Ron Rice)
What advice do you have for aspiring broadcasters?
Go for it! It’s a fun business and interesting career.
Name the broadcaster who inspired you at the beginning of your career?
Leon Lowenthal, Vice President and General Manager, WGR Radio 1968-1973
What are your interests outside of broadcasting?
Run, bike, sail, open water swimming and working out on a regular basis.
I’m currently a Commercial Real Estate Broker at CBRE Buffalo