–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that popular sports personality John Murphy will return to the local nightly radio airwaves as host of The John Murphy Show. Murphy, the Bills play-by-play announcer since 2004, has accepted a position to work for the team on a full-time basis and will contribute to all of the Bills media properties including buffalobills.com, Bills radio and Bills television programming. In addition to Murphy, the team has hired long-time Buffalo morning show producer Russ Burton as the show’s producer.
–The Buffalo Bills and American Red Cross Blood Drive will be taking place in the Paul Maguire Club at Ralph Wilson Stadium today from 11AM – 7PM. Spokesmen George Wilson and Aaron Williams are challenging all fans to come out to meet their favorite players, donate blood and help save a life. Players scheduled to appear are S George Wilson, DB Aaron Williams, LB Arthur Moats, OL Mike Jasper, OLB Bryan Scott along with the Buffalo Jills, Billy Buffalo, Kiss 98.5 and Nicholas Picholas. The Buffalo Bills Blood Drive held in November 2011 currently holds the WNY Regional Record for most blood donations with 479 donors.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
June 13, 1970 KEMP RETIRES FROM FOOTBALL
A retirement dinner was held in honor of Buffalo QB Jack Kemp at the Hearthstone Manor Restaurant.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Bills play-by-play announcer John Murphy
“This is an exciting prospect for both me and my family. I have had the opportunity to be part of the Bills Radio Broadcast for 25 years and I am looking forward to expanding my role with the team across all of their media properties. I would be remiss if I did not thank the great people at WIVB-TV for their support as I begin the next phase of my career.”
PHOTOS OF THE DAY
The John Murphy Show will debut live on WGR550 July 26 at Buffalo Bills Training Camp and will broadcast throughout the year from One Bills Drive. The Show will include nightly guests, player interviews, local call-in segments and unprecedented access to the team.
Bills CB Stephon Gilmore met with the 2012 M&T Bank Draft Day contest winners at One Bills Drive yesterday evening. The five selected winners each predicted that the Bills would draft Gilmore with their first-round selection in the 2012 Draft and received a meet and greet with Gilmore, followed by a group photo and tour of the Bills facility in Orchard Park, NY.
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