Audacy Announces Multiyear Radio Broadcast Extensions with Buffalo Bills and Sabres
PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 1, 2021 – Audacy today announces multiyear radio broadcast contract extensions with the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. As part of the partnership, WGR 550 (WGR-AM) will continue as the flagship radio station for the Bills and Sabres, airing all pre-, regular and postseason games for both teams.
“We’re delighted to extend our partnerships with the Bills and Sabres to continue delivering premier gameday and supporting content,” said Tim Holly, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Buffalo. “These partnerships will allow WGR 550 to continue to serve as the home for everything fans need to stay up to date surrounding these two iconic franchises and we look forward to entertaining and informing our listeners throughout both teams’ seasons.”
“As the home for all Buffalo sports fans, WGR is the right place for Bills and Sabres game broadcasts and team content,” said Mark Preisler, Executive Vice President, Pegula Sports & Entertainment, which oversees the teams’ media rights. “We’re pleased to continue our relationship with Audacy and connect to our fans through Western New York’s sports leader.”
WGR 550 will kick off its Bills gameday broadcasts with three pregame shows, “Breakfast with the Bills Fantasy Style,” “Bills Game Day,” “Countdown to Kickoff,” and wrap up with two postgame shows “Bills Network Postgame Show” and “The Overtime Show.” In addition to gameday content, the station will air “Buffalo Bills Football Monday” and “Football Friday,” which will feature team-focused content with special guests. Morning show “Howard and Jeremy” will welcome Bills play-by-play announcer John Murphy on Monday and Friday mornings and Bills head coach Sean McDermott each Friday morning. Afternoon show “Schopp & Bulldog” will speak with former Bills center Eric Wood every Monday and professional football writer John Clayton every Thursday.
WGR 550 will also air pregame and postgame shows for its Sabres gameday broadcasts. “Howard and Jeremy” will welcome head coach Don Granato each Tuesday morning. “Schopp and Bulldog” will speak with Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams each month.
Listeners can tune in to WGR 550 (WGR-AM) in Buffalo on air, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Audacy is the unrivaled leader in sports radio, reaching three times more people than the leading competitor. Audacy is the #1 sports radio ownership group, which owns and operates 39 all-sports stations across the U.S. Its unparalleled broadcast portfolio reaches nearly 30 million sports fans monthly and boasts the nation’s leading collection of radio play-by-play coverage. Audacy also serves as the flagship home of 41 professional teams and over 50 Division 1 collegiate programs, including the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs, Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls, and University of Michigan and University of Oregon, among others.
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