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Wrestling at The Aud: from The Hulk to Gorgeous George

Hulk Hogan is going to be in Buffalo this weekend, and had some nice things to say about Buffalo Wrestling and the fans here. Steve Cichon has more from the Hulk and wrestling’s glory days in Buffalo.

 

Wrestling at The Aud: from The Hulk to Gorgeous George

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Buffalo, 1913: Ike Slept here

Long before he was President Eisenhower, he was Cadet Eisenhower at West Point... and he didn't have a ticket to Kansas to get home for Christmas. So he hitched a ride to Buffalo with a buddy to spend the holiday here.

Read more & Listen here:

Buffalo in 1913: Ike Slept Here

You can visit the home where Ike celebrated Christmas 1913 on the Parkside Tour of Homes this weekend.

 

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Harv Moore & Brandy: The Boy Next Door makes a hit record

Disc Jockeys are known for telling a lot of stories and taking credit for things, but in the case of WECK's Harv Moore, he doesn't have to take credit for a hit song we all know because the band is the ready to give him all the credit in the world.

Listen: Steve Cichon Reports, Harv & Brandy

Read more: Harv Moore & Brandy: The Boy Next Door makes a hit record

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Happy Birthday, Danny!

Beyonce. Bono. Cher. Some personalities are so renowned and celebrated just one name will do.  Such is Buffalo’s Danny.

Happy 80th Birthday to one of Buffalo's all-time favorite guys... Danny!

Buffalo in the ’70s: Danny Neaverth, one of Buffalo’s greatest pop culture stars

 

 

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Did you drop off your film at Fotomat?

In 1980, there were 44 Fotomat locations in Buffalo... did you ever drive up to one of those little kiosks to drop off your film?

More on Fotomat, what ever became of those little huts, and a Buffalo News coupon for film developing:

Buffalo in the 80s: Get half-off on film developing at Fotomat

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Bicycle Safety in Buffalo, 1940s style

Bike saftey rules don't change, do they?

On the day of Buffalo's first Slow Roll on the 2018 season, we take a look back at bicycle safety, as it looked in 1940s Buffalo.

Remember, if you're slow rolling, don't ride on the handle bars!

Buffalo in the ’40s: Bicycle safety on The West Side

Complete Slow Roll 2018 schedule

 

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Highlights of a trip to Crystal Beach

Darien Lake opens this weekend with a new roller coaster coming soon, but I know I'm not alone knowing my coaster days are in the past-- and thinking the greatest coaster thrill came from feeling like you just might fly off the rails into Lake Erie.  
 
If you're over 40 and grew up in Buffalo, chances are pretty good you remember those summer time trips across the Peace Bridge to Crystal Beach. 
 
Chances are also pretty good that you didn’t need an ad in the newspaper to entice you to beg mom and dad for that trip, yet from Memorial Day to Labor Day, from the 1940s to the 1980s, those ads were there, almost every day.
 
Here’s a look back at a few of those ads showing off all that Crystal Beach had to offer:

Dancing, swimming, and of course the rides: Highlights of a trip to Crystal Beach

 

More of the sights and sounds of Crystal Beach:

Remembering Crystal Beach

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Happy Birthday, Tom Donahue!

On Tom Donahue's birthday, we're taking a look back (and listen back) at his 40-something year long radio career in Buffalo.

Happy Birthday, Tom Donahue!

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