Audacy Taps Lisa Polizzi as Brand Manager of WBEN in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY – December 19, 2023 – Audacy has named Lisa Polizzi as Brand Manager of WBEN (WBEN-AM) in Buffalo. In this role, Polizzi will oversee the station’s content strategy, talent, operations, and branding.

“Lisa’s extraordinary background in leading award-winning content generation in local television news will be invaluable for WBEN as it continues to evolve as the radio station that’s always there when the community needs it the most,” said Tim Wenger, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Buffalo. “I look forward to Lisa taking an already stellar brand to new heights.”

“I’m thrilled to join Buffalo’s legacy news/talk brand to help shape news and programming with innovation, integrity, and enthusiasm,” said Polizzi.

Polizzi has 22 years of experience in broadcasting, including deep roots in local Buffalo media. She previously served as a longtime News Director at WIVB-TV, where she helped lead the station to No. 1 in ratings. Polizzi also anchored weekends at WBEN in 2002 and Audacy Buffalo sister station WGR-AM in 1999. 

Listeners can tune in to WBEN (WBEN-AM) in Buffalo on air and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via X, Facebook and Instagram.  

David Heim
About Audacy

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