The story of a TV anchorman so universally loved in Western New York that only one name is necessary... Irv. From the 1950s through the 1990s, Irv Weinstein informed and entertained generations of Buffalonians with his unmistakable style of writing and delivering the news. ogether with Rick Azar and Tom Jolls, Irv was a part of the longest running anchor team in history, and their story is the story of Buffalo over the last half century.
From the time long ago... When our TV picture looked like it came from the bottom of a Coke bottle in fuzzy black and white, to today�s electronically augmented color; one man in Buffalo television has been the leading presence. As Clint Buehlman once dominated Buffalo radio, as Walter Cronkite dominated network news, so Irv, through his intuition, aggressive style, his personality, has dominated the local news scene. -Phil Beuth
Softcover, 74 historic photos, 148 pages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steve Cichon is an award-winning journalist, author, and historian. The Buffalo News calls him �A true Buffalonian,� and says �he knows this town.
The winner of a Buffalo Business First �40 Under 40� Award in 2010 and dozens of Associated Press Awards as an anchor and reporter with WBEN Radio since 2003, Steve has worked in radio and television in Buffalo since 1993.
Cichon�s 2009 book, �The Complete History of Parkside,� was described by Western New York Heritage Magazine as �packed with numerous facts from start to finish, (A) fun read through one the city�s most beautiful residential neighborhoods.� Steve and his wife Monica are the care takers of their 1909 EB Green home in the Parkside Neighborhood.
While Steve has spent years collecting the Irv Weinstein story, his interests also extend to the history of all of Buffalo and Western New York as well. He�s the curator, writer, and webmaster at staffannouncer.com, a website dedicated to preserving and sharing the Buffalo area�s pop culture history, particularly the history of Buffalo radio and television, and the numerous untold stories of everyday living on the Niagara Frontier.
Steve is available to talk about Irv, Rick, and Tom, and Buffalo Broadcasting History, and/or Parkside and its history, and the history of Buffalo retailing to help you raise money with book sales as a fundraiser. E-mail Steve with your ideas.
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