Just a few weeks into 2020 and there are a number of changes to report on.

Earlier this month, Greg Ried received a phone call notifying him that he was out at Entercom Buffalo. Ried, a market veteran, had been with the station since 1991 and served as general manager and vice president under two different owners.

Ried wasn’t the only person relieved of their duties that day. Lynn Hooper, who had been with Entercom for over three decades, was also fired.

In the interim, Tim Holly, the general sales manager, will oversee the stations in the cluster including WBEN-AM, WTSS-FM, WLKK-FM, WGR-AM, WWKB-AM, WWWS-AM, and WKSE-FM.

Entercom has been reducing the size of its staff across the country and one of the most notable departures from 2019 was Roger Christian, former midday DJ at WTSS-FM.

WGRZ-TV is welcoming a new meteorologist to the station in early February. Elyse Smith will take over the weekend meteorologist role and fills the vacancy after Jennifer Stanonis’ departure in mid-October.

Smith is a Valparaiso University graduate where she studied meteorology and minored in mathematics and theatre. Smith is a trained dancer, competed in The World Championships of Irish Dance, and auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance.


And changes are in store for AM Buffalo as Courtney Corbetta has left WKBW-TV’s morning program. She started working with the program in 2016 and took on the full-time role following the retirement of Jon Summers.

There is no word on Corbetta’s future plans at this time.

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