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By Alan Pergament » Friday, August 29, 2014

This is what I’m thinking: I got a big laugh Thursday night by Channel 7’s coverage of the Buffalo Bills latest preseason disaster, a 23-0 loss to Detroit at the Ralph. First, anchor Shawn Stepner gave the sorry details of the game, including the rib injury to rookie wide receiver… Read more »

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, August 28, 2014

This is what I’m thinking: I realize many Buffalo Bills fans are rooting for the end of blackouts of the National Football League team’s home games even if they aren’t sold out, but don’t count me among the cheerleaders on that issue. I’m all for ending the blackouts for preseason… Read more »

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, August 26, 2014

According to national viewership for Monday night’s Emmy Awards on NBC, Western New York was as out of tune as Weird Al Yankovic. The rating on Channel 2, the local NBC affiliate, didn’t even hit double-digits. The 9.6 rating here was a big drop from the 16.5 rating the television… Read more »

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The “should win/will win” story in the days leading up to an awards show has become a staple for critics. We ran one ourselves on Saturday from national critics predicting who would and who should take home Emmy Awards in the major categories and then had our own Alan Pergament… Read more »

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Host Seth Meyers noted that the Emmy Awards were held on a Monday night for the first time since 1976. “People don’t remember the 1976 Emmys because they were held on a Monday,” he cracked. Not many Western New Yorkers will remember the 2014 Emmys, either. That’s because the three-hour… Read more »

Monday, August 25, 2014

Alan Pergament will offer updates about the Emmy Awards, starting at 8 p.m. See his advance predictions

By Alan Pergament » Friday, August 22, 2014

The three-week preseason experiment in which WGR-AM’s coverage of Buffalo Bills games didn’t include a sideline reporter is over. Sal Capaccio will be on the sideline during Saturday afternoon’s preseason game between the Bills and Tampa Bay. The move was announced tonight during John Murphy’s radio show. Murphy does the… Read more »

By Alan Pergament » Friday, August 22, 2014

Channel 2 anchor Scott Levin got his 15 seconds of fame on Thursday night’s edition of  “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.” Levin was one of six local TV anchors in a fictional Fallon bit, “I’ve Got Good News and Good News,” containing news items that he wished were true… Read more »

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, August 21, 2014

This is what I’m thinking: Channel 2 is carrying a NBC preview of this fall’s shows at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. I’m no psychic, but “Marry Me, “A to Z,” “State of Affairs” and the rest of the network’s new offerings would do well to equal the ratings of the experimental… Read more »

By Alan Pergament » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Laura Gray today became the second local news personality in a week persuaded to return to Channel 7. A former morning reporter at the ABC affiliate who spent five years at the station before leaving in 2011 to become a communications specialist ( that’s a fancy way of saying she… Read more »
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