1998 Inductee

In 1958 Weinstein became news director of WKBW Radio’s “Pulse Beat News” and developed the concept of “rock-n-roll radio news” – fast-paced, sometimes bombastic delivery; tabloid emphasis on the police blotter. In 1964 Irv took over as news director and lead anchor for TV’s “Eyewitness News.” Seated at the Channel 7 news desk with Tom Jolls and Rick Azar, Weinstein made up the longest running anchor team in the history of television (24 years – beginning in 1965.) On December 31, 1998, Weinstein retired from Channel 7, leaving Buffalo airwaves as the most popular TV personality in the history of Western New York.

Irv passed away on December 26, 2017. Read more about his passing and his impact on Buffalo Broadcasting here.

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