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Pics of Buffalo Broadcasters, Amusement Parks, Stores, Restaurants....
By Steve Cichon,

How to send us your photos:


Scan your photos at a minimum of 300 dpi. Send to
Include a detailed caption if you can.


Buffalo Photos
117 Parkside Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214


Have a question? Call us? 716-479-3173. In many local cases, we can stop by and scan photos with our portable scanner and laptop.

What We're Looking For:

Right now, we're collecting radio and TV photos, but as you comb your collections, set aside other classic Buffalo shots as well.

Whether its a picture of Gramps drinking a Simon Pure, your brother checking out the AM&As windows, you and your cousins having fun at Fantasy Island or Crystal Beach, fun times at the Aud or the Rockpile, or just a photo that shows some great Western New York scenery, We'd love to see it!

You can follow the submission steps above. You will receive photos credits in any of our web & book projects.

BUFFALO, NY ( - Did you have your picture taken with Commander Tom at the Erie County Fair? Do you have a Grandparent who worked in Buffalo radio or TV during the “golden age” of broadcasting? Stuffed away in a dresser drawer do you have an autographed picture of a local DJ from a high school sock hop? If you do, two of Buffalo’s foremost “pop culture” historians need your help for a series of upcoming projects.

Steve Cichon, creator of and Marty Biniasz, co-founder of, are asking for the public’s assistance as they search for images, artifacts and ephemera related to Buffalo radio & television. Items collected are to be used in future book, display and web based projects.

“We are looking for personal snapshots, studio publicity photos, letters, marketing rate sheets, membership cards, advertisements…just about anything that might assist us in telling the story of Buffalo broadcasting,” said Biniasz.

Pictures submitted will be considered for inclusion in an upcoming book project titled “Images of Buffalo Broadcasting.” The publication, currently being written by local historian Marty Biniasz, is to be published by Arcadia Publishing under its nationally successful “Images of America” series. A fall 2011 release is anticipated.

A second published project to be released during late 2011 and being written by Steve Cichon is “Irv! Buffalo's Anchorman.” Irv!chronicles through photos and stories the life and career of Buffalo's most beloved media personality of all time, with a special emphasis on how his story intertwines with those of Rick Azar and Tom Jolls to form the longest running anchor team in history, and a part of the historical and pop-culture identity of Western New York.

"There are plenty of staged publicity shots of most of these broadcasters," says Cichon. "But especially in Buffalo, the people we've watched on TV and listened to on the radio are really a part of our families. What better way to celebrate our special relationship than with our own real family snapshots."

Items collected will be scanned, documented and returned. The community can also following submission guidelines on the historian’s websites for options to scan and submit images on their own.

“This is sort of a local broadcasting history scavenger hunt,” said Biniasz. “There are so many unsung heroes of the radio & tv industry. We hope to uncover more than just ephemera, but also stories and recollections.”

Some Examples of What We're Looking for...

From Jen Kurzdorfer
Young Jen with Commander Tom at Child World on Transit Road, late 70s. Commander Tom is still one of her favorites!

From Burt Happel
His grandmother, at the corner of Main and Jewett, at Central Presbyterian Church, c.1916. His grandfather was an engineer and an amateur photographer.

From Jack Tapson
Just one of many photos from a long career in broadcasting. He took this one at the WBEN studios in the late 40s. Clint Buehlman, left, and Johnny Eisnerberger, center... he was Forgetful the Elf.

From Stan Roberts
Stan playing KB Yo-Yo softball at The Rockpile. Early 60s.

From Al Knobloch
Danny Neaverth and young friend at a Grover Clevlenad High Dance, early 6os

From Al Knobloch
street scene from the Allentown Arts Festival, Delaware Ave, mid 70s

From Al Knobloch
Crystal Beach's Comet, mid 70s

From Al Knobloch
Al lounging at Grover.... He sent us these photos, and plenty more... Saying he loved to take random photos of people and places around WNY.

Wait! There's more!

Steve Cichon's is online to celebrate the History of Radio, TV, and Buffalo, NY.... And a combination of the three. Our purpose is to the fill the holes in the internet. There are many sites about all the above, we we here at like to think we have content you'll find nowhere else! Be sure to check out our featured pages... or use the site search feature for just about anything under the sun!
Hover your mouse over the squares below, or go to the homepage for more!
CRYSTAL BEACH:See the sites and hear the souns of Crystal Beach from the 40s through the 80s. See TV commercials, hear radio jingles, look at over 100 snapshots from the park!! WYSL Record Charts:A collection of over 50 WYSL/WPhD Record charts as handed out by the station in the 70s. The best part: Each Chart features a WYSL jock like Kevin O'Connell, Larry Norton, or John Piccillo (plus scads more) all in their 70s glory! WBEN 1973: Hear Clint Buehlman, Van Miller and the Buffalo Braves... ENTIRE DAYS worth of WBEN in 1973, recently digitally remastered from station logger tapes unheard since the day they were recorded! Buffalo Postcards: Well over 600 Buffalo Postcards, from the 1860s through the 1980s. See Downtown, The Olmsted Parks, the Zoo, Swank Delware Avenue, Buffalo Harbor, and hundreds of others The Uncle Bobby Show Page: The World's Most Complete Tribute to the late, great Uncle Bobby Ash, including the Bimbo the Birthday Clown Song! Larry Glick! Pictures and Sounds with WBZ's Overnight Maven of Yesteryear.. the Great Larry Glick! Channel Four's Santa Show: A page dedicated to Channel 4's Santa's Workshop Show... An All Time Buffalo Classic, remembered by just about anyone who grew up in the 50s, 60s, or 70s! Christmas in Buffalo 1954: Ads and epherema taken from the pages of December 1954 editions of the Courier Express and Evening News. Mr. Dressup: Remembering Canada's Greatest Kid Show Host... Ernie Irv, Rick, and Tom: A multimedia presentation on the Eyewitness News Team of Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar, and Tom Jolls. Buffalo Radio '89: Don Postles and Channel 2 cameras visted Buffalo's Top-Rated Radio morning shows back in 1989.... WBEN, WPHD, WMJQ, WGRF, WHTT. Its Midnight: The Tom Connolly Experience: Tom is WBEN Radio's overnight mystery man, famous all across the Niagara Frontier for his hourly time checks heading into CBS News... It's midnight.

The Milt Ellis Jukebox: Milt Ellis was the PA voice of the Buffalo Sabres for the teams first 28 years. On this page you'll find all sorts of classic The History of WBEN at 75!: Check out the dozens of pictures, sounds, and stories of one of Buffalo's great radio stations... With this 75th Anniversary tribute to WBEN! Buffalo Anchorman: A
Tribute to Buffalo TV in the 70s is a look at the mustache and paisley filled era of Buffalo Television known as the 70s and early 80s. If you enjoyed Wil Ferrell's hit movie ANCHORMAN, you'll love the real life look back at Buffalo TV. the 1986 KB Radio Reunion: Pictures and memories from the the 1986 KB Reunion Weekend, celebrating Danny Neaverth's 25 years at WKBW. The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid: The NBC Project Peacock Movie starring Buffalo Radio and TV personality Jim Brinson as the Evil Pat Robbins. The Legend of Haseoke! At a long gone Buffalo Radio station, Mike Schopp and producer Steve Cichon found a box of dusty old tapes in the backroom. After listening to a few, they knew they had a hit on their hands. HASEOKE... as heard on the radio... Available only here... At! Hold the Phone: The John Otto Page:The Dean of Talk Radio in Buffalo, John made nights a little less lonely for WNYers for 40 years. The Many Faces of Ed Little: Ed Little was a staple on Buffalo radio for over 60 years... From his time as a Child actor, to his live broadcasts from the Town Casino, to his 4 decades as in the news business. The Plush, Yet Not Overly Ostentatious Norm Nathan Page: After decades as one of Boston's preeminent jazz disc jockeys, Norm was re-born late in his career as the overnight talkshow host on 50,000 watt giant WBZ. He always kept the conversation light, and kept us company weekend overnights. Buffalo TV Tetris: The Classic computer game updated for Buffalo TV fans. One game and you'll be hooked! Don't be the last one on the block to conquer the Irv Weinstein Final Round! The Puckett Dance!: Kids, its the dance sensation that's sweeping the nation... An Audio tribute to one of Buffalo's Great Radio newsmen... And My Radio tag team partner... Tom Puckett!!You must have windows Media Player installed to enjoy.
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