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BDC 1/4: New radio partner

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on January 4, 2012 – 10:33 am


DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills announced today a new multi-year radio broadcasting partnership with Entercom Communications to broadcast all Bills football games on WGR (550 AM) in Buffalo beginning with the 2012 season.  The Buffalo Bills Radio Network will also be heard on Entercom’s WCMF (96.5 FM) and WROC (950 AM) in Rochester plus another 19 stations throughout the New York State region.

Entercom’s WBEN had previously been the flagship station of the Bills from 1979-1989 and again from 1994-1997.

WGR (550 AM) will air Buffalo Bills football games beginning with the Bills first preseason game in 2012.  The schedule of games will be announced at a later date.

In addition to the live game broadcasts, other Bills related programming will include a live Head Coach Show, live General Manager Show, Bills player programming and a live Bills CEO Show where fans will have the chance to ask questions and interact with the Bills Chief Executive Officer.

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Where things stand with Stevie

Buffalo News – Fitz needs to cut down on the picks

Buffalo News – Edwards was Nix’s fall guy

Buffalo News – WGR likely to land Bills broadcasts

Buffalo News – County seeks specialist to handle Bills lease

Rochester D&C – Chan Gailey a believer in Ryan Fitzpatrick

Batavia Daily – Don’t expect much better from the Bills

Business Journal – County Exec seeks legal help on Bills’ lease

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com – C.J. Spiller on His Role Next Season

WHAM – Bills Stand Alone in NFL

WROC – Pitoniak: Looking back–and forward

WHEC – WHAM 1180 will no longer carry Bills games

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Report: Cortez draws interest from CFL, Fitz shaves, Gailey to ask league about TD displays, Hagan will be consideration, Gailey just as frustrated as players, Chandler won’t need surgery

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Power Rankings: AFC East
Sanchez-Fitz-Moore Watch: The finale

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News)
Bills games moving to WGR 550
Buffalo a Polian-free zone

QUOTES OF THE DAY
CEO Russ Brandon
“We are excited about the Bills move to WGR 550 AM in Buffalo and the opportunity to speak and engage with our loyal fans, while providing them with the ability to hear our games on the 24/7 sports station they listen to most.  Teaming with a powerful local brand like Entercom is a tremendous way for us to reach a wide variety of listeners, from teenagers and their families to seasoned sports enthusiasts alike.”

Head Coach Chan Gailey
On how he will evaluate the situation at running back:
It’s a great situation we have at running back. We have two very good players, which one of them about seven or eight weeks ago you were asking me why he wasn’t productive and why he wasn’t a good player. I think we all found out that he is a good player and that he is productive. Hopefully now we have two good weapons to use going forward.

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 4, 1960 — BOB DOVE NAMED BILLS ASSISTANT COACH
Bob Dove was the first assistant coach hired by Buster Ramsey. The two men had worked together with the Detroit Lions.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Bills CEO Russ Brandon announces a new partnership with WGR 550 (Entercom Buffalo), along with morning show hosts Jeremy White and Howard Simon.


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