Al Anscombe Award

Dick Greene was born to sell advertising. While attending Bryant & Stratton Business Institute in 1967, he began selling display ads for the Buffalo Evening News.

A few years later in the summer of 1969, he WYSL hired him to sell spots. He and BBA Hall of Fame, the late Larry Levite were the entire sales department. In 1975, he left for a six-month stint at WGR-AM and then moved on to WBEN-AM. After a strong career in sales there, he was named manager of WBEN-FM (Rock 102).

In 1981, Dick achieved what most broadcasters only dream of. He purchased his own radio station, WLVL-AM in Lockport. Eight years later he built WGMM in Big Flats, New York and put it on the air. He sold that station in 1995.

In 2008, Dick purchased WECK-AM, which he owned and operated until this spring, when he sold it to another Buffalo sales legend, Buddy Shula.

According to Dick, his greatest accomplishments were giving the career start to some current stars in broadcasting including Stephanie Miller, Susan Rose, Debbie Stamp and Mike Whalen.

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