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By Alan Pergament » Saturday, September 24, 2016

Channel 2 sports director Adam Benigni will be off the air for an undetermined period of time while recovering from multiple injuries after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle around noon Thursday near his home in Amherst. Benigni thanked well-wishers Saturday morning via Twitter and tweeted: “Nice to be home... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, September 22, 2016

Inquiring minds want to know: Who is going to replace Teresa Weakley as the co-anchor of WIVB-TV’s morning program “Wake Up!” Channel 4 representatives are offering little clue in the first week since Weakley left for a similar morning anchor job in Grand Rapids, Mich. Channel 4 interim news director Lisa... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, September 22, 2016

  Two new network programs premiere tonight at the same time and may find it difficult to find an audience opposite NBC’s popular “Chicago Med.” If you missed my season preview on Sept. 11, here is a mini-review of the two series airing at 9 tonight. You could call it a battle between an angelic series and... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This is what I’m thinking: The new Michael Weatherly series “Bull” was off to a strong local start Tuesday night with a 13.5 same day rating on WIVB-TV, the local CBS affiliate. That was even higher than the season premiere of Weatherly’s former show, “NCIS,”  which has been the area's most popular drama.... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This is what I’m thinking: Actually, I should amend that opening and say this is what I was thinking when Channel 2 sportscaster Jonah Javad showed up Saturday morning as the news anchor on “Daybreak.” I was thinking Javad might be considering joining Channel 7’s Jeff Russo, former Channel 4 sportscaster... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Friday, September 16, 2016

That’s entertainment! The most positive thing a Buffalo Bills fan can take from the team’s 37-31 loss to the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football was it was a heckuva lot more fun to watch from start to finish than the season opener at Baltimore. Who didn’t love the filmed opening featuring Bills Hall of... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Thursday, September 15, 2016

In honor of tonight's "Thursday Night Football" game, here is a special edition of Sports on the Air: If CBS analyst Phil Simms and Buffalo Bills Coach Rex Ryan have anything in common, it is the ability to take heat from critics. During the Bills game with the New York Jets tonight, Simms is bound to be blasted on... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Where’s “Dr. Oz”? That was my first question after hearing that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is going to reveal some additional personal medical information on the doctor’s television program. More than a year ago, the program used to be carried at 3 p.m. weekdays on WIVB-TV. It was dropped... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This is what I’m thinking: Cooking or magic? That is the choice Tuesday night for reality show fans who are more likely to watch because contestants have Western New York ties. At 8 tonight,  an eighth-grader at St. Mark’s Elementary School in Buffalo, is a contestant on the Food Network’s “Chopped... Read More

By Alan Pergament » Monday, September 12, 2016

CBS play-by-play man Spero Dedes and analyst Solomon Wilcots had a better first quarter Sunday than the Buffalo Bills. I don’t think I wrote that once when reviewing their 2015 performances even when the Bills were terrible. Solomon actually sounded sharp in the first quarter. I don’t think I wrote that all last... Read More

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