BuffaloAnchorman.com is a tribute to Buffalo television in the
70s and early 80s as inspired by the recent hit movie The Anchorman.
Big hair, flashy suits, and plenty of loud colors makes for a decade
we all wish we could forget.
This is Election 71 on WBEN-TV Channel 4. Grim faces, NPR-like
delivery. Both John Corbett, second from right, and Steve Rowan,
right, were from the old school.
By 1977, WBEN-TV had been sold off by the Buffalo Evening
News, and the call letters were changed to WIVB-TV, and the grim faces
had turned to smiles.
John Beard was a part of the News 4 team from 1977 through 1981.
He is now at Fox News in Los Angeles.
The constant in Buffalo TV News from the mid 60s to the late
80s was IRV, RICK & TOM.
Irv circa 1967.
Irv circa 1980.
Dave Thomas was the Host of Rocketship 7, Dialing for Dollars, and
filled various news capacities over the years at Channel 7. Now going
by the airname Dave Roberts, he's been giving Philadelphians their
weather for the past quarter century.
Rick Azar, Eyewitness Sports.
Commander Tom Jolls was the last of the big 3 at Channel 7 to
retire. He did so in 2001.
Don Postles has spent time at all three stations in the
Buffalo market, the only anchor/reporter I can think of to hold that
honor. For the past 10 years, he has been at Channel 4.