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Monday, October 13, 2014

We Want Your Classic Radio Pictures!

Thanks to Robert Sobczak for sending us this Blast From the Past. This is Larry Anderson at WGR in Buffalo. As a teenager and president of his High School Radio Club, Robert set up tours of Buffalo Radio stations. He took this picture in 1979. "Larry Anderson was in many ways the brains behind WGR's success, even though many played a part. So it's ironic that the long-time PD and midday host was actually the first member of the station's great late-'70s lineup to leave the station, doing so in 1980 for WDAE Tampa. Listening to his last show in June, 1980 was like hearing a member of the family leave; you had a sense WGR was never going to be the same again. It wasn't - even though the station's sound remained intact until 1985 when a switch was made to a less-personality and more music-oriented format (Anderson returned as GM  from 1985 to 1987)? (courtesy of Anderson died of cancer on November 4, 2002. He was 58.

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