Radio And Television History In Buffalo, New York

You might be intrigued to discover that some of the most popular radio and television shows began right here in Western New York. What were they? Who created them? Why did they come about? Click the link below for this week’s episode of The State of Greater Western New York Report to get these answers and more!

Author and historian Rick Falkowski returns this week to tell us more of his popular research. In the first half of the show, Rick explores early radio. He gives us an outline of some of the first radio broadcasts and why radio came to Western New York

In the show’s second half, Falkowski talks about the advent of television in Buffalo, including the motives behind it. He also touches briefly on some of the recognizable personalities during the early television and rock and roll era.

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