2011 Inductee

A Buffalo radio legend, Shane Gibson, also known as “The Cosmic Cowboy” and “Shane
Brother Shane,” spent more than 30 years dedicating his life in roles as both a deejay and program director all across the United States.

Gibson began his radio career in 1962 at KFWB in Los Angeles. A year later he moved to Montana working at several stations across the state. In 1967, he traveled cross country to WCOG in Greensboro, NC replacing Jack Armstrong as deejay and program director. Shortly after that, he headed back west to KGA in Spokane, WA and then KMAK in Salt Lake City, UT in 1969. Gibson finally came to Buffalo in 1973, where he came in second place after doing a one show audition at WKBW for the “Great American Talent Hunt.”Several months later he replaced the winner as the KB night man. He continued to work in Buffalo at WYSL in 1974, then WGR until 1985, leaving as PD. He was brought back by the Rich family as program director again until 1989.

Shane has received many honors, including being rated the number one jock in America by Billboard Magazine in 1965 while working at KUDI in Great Falls, Montana. Gibson moved back to Richmond, VA to once again work at WLEE until finally leaving radio and joining the PGA in 2002. He currently serves as a golf instructor in Richmond.

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