The classic call letters with a deep history in Western New York will be signing onto the airwaves on Monday, July 6 at 1440 AM.
The news was shared on social media this morning that William Yuhnke, President and owner of Kenmore Broadcasting, has purchased the station from M.J. Phillips. The post also notes that Don Angelo will serve as the station’s general manager. Angelo previously served as president of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association and is a member of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
The station, currently known as WJJL-AM, will be renamed to WEBR-AM and feature music from and inspired by the Great American Song Book. Local host Tom Darro will remain with the station and continue to host his program, “View Point,” which can be heard weekdays at 9 a.m. Also, the station will be debuting a morning show with Bob Stilson and Gail Ann Huber.
The station can be streamed online from your phone or computer at WEBR1440.com.
In the news release from the new station, they also highlighted the notable alumni whose voices have previously been heard on WEBR.
“Alumni include Clare Allen, Mike Allen, Perry Allen, Joe Alto, Sam Anson, Ron Arnold, Charlie Bailey, Teresa Beaton, George Beck, Bill Besecker, George Black, Roger Blackwell, Mary Brady, Scott Brown, Eulis Cathey, Bob Christian, Dave Debo, Sid Ehrenreich, Jack Eno, Jerry Fedell, Herb Flemming, John Gill, Dave Gillen, Jerry Glenn, Kevin Gordon, Carroll Hardy, Allan Harris, Jack Horohoe, Billy Keaton, Dennis Keefe, Bill Kimble, Cy King, Don Lang, David Leopold, Larry Levite, Ed Little, Greg Lucas, Jack Mahl, Bill Masters, John McKay, Bill McKibben, Al Meltzer, Kevin O’Connell, Loren Owens, Tom Pecora, Lucky Pierre, Jim Ranney Joe Rico, Possum Riley, Ken Ruof, Margaret Russ, Bernie and Norma Jane Sandler, Jim Santella, Mike St. Peter, Andy Thomas, Leon Thomas, Ed Tucholka, Al Wallack, Pete Weber, Harry Wismer, and Mark Scott, who was the last voice heard on WEBR.”