Alan Pergament: Buddy Shula buys Key West radio station and some Bills talk | Television

It’s time for radio news:

WECK owner Buddy Shula is buys a radio station in his second home in Key West, Florida.

Shula’s Radio One Key West LLC has reached an agreement to purchase WKEY-FM, a 26,000 watt station in Key West, from Spottswood Partners II LLC.

WKEY programs a dance and disco music format as NRG 93.7.

In a statement, Shula said the format “will remain in place for now to honor an existing local marketing agreement, which spans several months. Any changes will be announced later.

Shula, President of Radio One and Media One Buffalo LLC, “believes the station has great potential in the future to serve the Lower Keys and specifically Key West with local programming, news, weather and information – as well only one music format that best suits. the needs and desires of local residents and tourists.

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Shula gave his local radio philosophy in the release.

“Local radio is truly vital in Key West and the Lower Keys,” Shula wrote. “There are no TV channels or daily newspapers to serve.”

Looks like Shula is planning to follow the recipe he has for WECK, the old classics station that has three FM translators to cover the Buffalo market with local programs and personalities.

WBFO Veteran Journalist Michael Mroziak begins his new role this week in the communications department of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Mroziak, who also worked on television and for newspapers, had been at public radio for seven and a half years.

In a Twitter post last week, Mroziak wrote, “As the diocese continues to deal with the pain of a horrific abuse scandal (which you will recall I personally covered), there are many more good people who have continued to take their faith and ministry very seriously.These are the people who will lead me.

Congratulations to WBEN-AM for winning a National Edward R. Murrow Award for his “At the Edge of the Falls” news coverage. Tom Bauerle was the studio host and Tim Wenger was the reporter at the scene where a woman’s body was found in a car at the edge of Niagara Falls.

This is a good thing The NFL Network’s coverage of the Buffalo Bills’ 27-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday wasn’t the only way Western New York could watch the game. Coverage on The NFL Network was not meant to be available here to protect the rights of WIVB-TV (Channel 4). However, the NFL Network would have aired the game here anyway.

If the NFL Network had been the only transport here, local Bills mob members would have yelled when he moved on to the Pittsburgh Steelers-Seattle Seahawks game that had yet to start, rather than staying with the player winning the Bills as the clock struck. 7 p.m. Nationally, the network has moved to split-screen with both games.

The NFL Network reportedly had the Bills’ game as the only image nationally as Buffalo closed in on field goal range, but then moved to split-screen for Tyler Bass’ game-winning shot.

The Bills Mafia members outside of Western New York were probably the loudest shouting at the switch.

All three Bills preseason games will be televised nationally by The NFL Network, but coverage is not believed to be available locally to protect WIVB’s rights.

Graphic error: WKBW-TV (Channel 7) aired a newscast graphic Saturday night reversing the score and having Indianapolis win 27-24. Well, it’s pre-season.

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