Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame: Congrats class of 2019 – WKBW-TV

Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame: Congrats class of 2019 - WKBW-TV
Voice of the Buffalo Bills, John Murphy, to be enshrined in Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame
Share Share Voice of the Buffalo Bills, John Murphy, to be enshrined in Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Buffalo Bills play by play announcer John Murphy will be inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame, honoring his career in radio and calling Bills games since 2004. Murphy has been a favorite for his passionate calls during the games and the passion he has for the team and the City of Buffalo.

Murphy also hosts One Bills Live, a daily show during the week to keep fans up to date with everything going on with the Bills. Before the Bills, Murphy was a sports director at radio station WBEN from 1984-1992. While the award is specifically for his work in radio, Murph was also a sports anchor at WKBW, which was Western New Yorks most popular newscast at the time, before moving to WIVB channel 4.

In an interview with Buffalo Rumblings last year, he detailed the extensive work that goes into preparing the broadcast. Take for example Wednesday and Thursday, where he spends endless hours watching previous games of the Buffalo Bills upcoming opponent to know what to expect.

A Buffalo native, Margolis is the Buffalo Bob Smith Award winner, which goes to broadcasters who were either born in Buffalo or who worked here before being successful elsewhere. She started here as host and producer of a childrens program, The Jelly Roll Review, at WUTV before becoming a Channel 7 anchor when the station was dominant. She moved to Detroit 35 years ago and currently co-anchors at the Fox station in that city.

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Murphy, who has one of the best local media voices, was named in the radio category for his 35 years on Bills broadcasts as the play-by-play man and analyst; for being the sports director at WBEN from 1984 to 1992 before he moved to television; and for his present work as the host of One Bills Live on WGR-AM. He also had been the sports director at Channel 7 and Channel 4 (WIVB-TV) before working for the Bills full time.


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