Tuesday, October 16, 2007

25 Years Ago Today...

On this date in 1982, WBNY went on the air at Buffalo State College.

In honor of this milestone, a New Media Conference will be held at Buff State October 25-28, 2007.

Weekend events include a concert by The English Beat on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. The first concert WBNY sponsored was The English Beat in April of 1983. An unknown band from Georgia called R.E.M. opened the show. This time local favorite Lazlo Hollyfeld will be the opening band.

More information about the weekend, and how to sign-up, is available at WBNY Alumni site.

Note: Judith Regan has canceled her appearance at the New Media Weekend
forum due to illness. VH-1 Vice President Tom Calderone will be appearing instead.

Related News Articles:
Business First: Buffalo state Celebrates 25 Years of WBNY (Downloadable Article)
Buffalo News: Regan will headline Buffalo State media forum
Buffalo News: Radio Replay
Art Voice: WBNY New Media Weekend


All Things Jennifer said...

Last night when I was at my friend Val's photography opening her hubby Kevin mentioned this event!

We were talking about the small, small blog world ;)

gasaholic said...

Well, thank you for reminding me just how old I am, as I actually remember when they came on the air... ;-) While I went to UB, I hung around at Buff State a lot, as I had friends there, and remember that radio station very well......REM in 1983? Yep, remember them too, as they played UB during that same time....10,000 Maniacs used to play the student union at UB fairly often as well......

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