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By Alan Pergament » 7:48 AM

Shoveling out my notebook: You might think that the very high ratings the local news departments are getting for the public service that they are providing by covering the historic snowstorm would ... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, November 20, 2014

The answer to the “Jeopardy” question is 1:30 p.m. today on WNLO-TV. That’s when and where Wednesday’s night episode of the popular program’s “Tournament of Champions” will be carried... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, November 20, 2014

Enough already. That’s undoubtedly what people living in South Buffalo and other areas are thinking about all the snow that has landed there. But it is also the sentiment of TV viewers who hav... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The snowstorm in Western New York will get more national coverage tonight when The Weather Channel preempts its regular lineup for four hours starting at 6 p.m.  with a live special dealing with the ... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Wednesday, November 19, 2014

With a snowbound, captive audience, it isn’t surprising that the ratings for local news coverage of Tuesday’s storm went through the roof. If you combine all three early evening newscasts, the ... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mark Poloncarz and Western New York scored a rare hat trick Tuesday night as the Erie County executive and the area were the focus of stories on all three network evening newscasts because of the snow... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, November 18, 2014

You have to love this title of a “30 for 30” documentary that will air on ESPN in March just before the NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins: “I Hate Christian Laettner.” Here is how a... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For about 10 more days, Star 102.5 (WTSS) can call itself  "Buffalo’s Christmas Station” with no argument. Star 102.5 began carrying holiday tunes over the weekend, while the other local stati... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A couple of local media outlets certainly have to be happy about today’s snowstorm – Star 102.5 and Channel 7. The radio station has to be happy because it began billing itself as “Buffalo’... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Monday, November 17, 2014

This is what I’m thinking: County Executive Mark Poloncarz apparently has a second career ahead as a media critic. He frequently goes to Facebook with his often funny takes on local news. On Sund... Read More
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