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Billy the Kid and the Regulators, finalists in the 2014 International Blues Challenge, to headline
BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto is pleased to announce the 2014 WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the WNED ǀ WBFO studios.
Headlining WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash is Billy the Kid and the Regulators, a high powered, guitar driven, rhythm and blues band based in Pittsburgh. Lead singer Billy Evanochko is widely-known across the Steel City for his impassioned lyrics, seductive vocals, and stinging guitar riffs. Together with his band, The Regulators, they deliver a well-balanced dose of funky rhythm and blues, with heart and soul being the main ingredient. Billy the Kid and the Regulators were finalists at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.
Opening for the event is local favorite the Tommy Z Band. Tommy Z is a contemporary blues guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer. Though he is a guitar-driven electric blues-based stylist onstage, in the studio Tommy composes a variety of music.
“Last year’s Buffalo Blues Bash was a huge success,” said WNED ǀ WBFO president and CEO Donald K. Boswell. “It’s a testament to how deeply rooted blues music is in our community and we’re thrilled to bring this event back again in 2014.”
WNED | WBFO continues its commitment to bringing top performing acts to the event, along with fostering local talent. Headlining last year’s sold-out event was the Selwyn Birchwood Band, winners of the 2013 International Blues Challenge, and the opening performers were Buffalo blues favorite, Dive House Union.
Tickets are $18 for WNED ǀ WBFO members and $20 for advanced purchase. The price increases to $25 when bought at the door the night of the event, if the event isn’t sold out. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
For tickets, visit wbfo.org, wned.org or call WNED ǀ WBFO at 1-800-678-1873.
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Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the beloved Inspector Lewis series. Hathaway has been promoted to inspector after an extended break from the force, and Lewis is enjoying retired life until he's asked to team up with his old colleague again. With their partnership renewed under altered circumstances, the duo continues to solve crime in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. Inspector Lewis airs Sundays, October 5, 12 & 19 on WNED-TV.
Brad Mazon, Ph.D. has been named as director of foundation and community development at WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto. Mazon, of West Seneca, has previously served as the dean for resource development for the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) where he developed, monitored, and promoted all phases of external funding activities, including public and private funding relationships. He raised approximately $3.75 million in public and private sector support in Asia and North America for the college.
WBFO-FM 88.7 is introducing a new regular segment to its morning news lineup during the Bills season. “Beyond the Playbook” will provide insightful and lively commentary on the Buffalo Bills. WBFO morning host Jay Moran and commentator Matt Sabuda will chat twice a week about a broader team perspective, highlighting trends and developments with the Bills on and off the field.
“We know that Buffalo is a die-hard sports town and many of our regular listeners are avid Bills fans,” said WNED ǀ WBFO president and CEO Donald K. Boswell. “This new segment will allow our listeners to keep up with the Bills while enjoying the in-depth news programming that WBFO and NPR offers in the morning.”
The new segment will premiere on Monday, September 8 and will be heard each Monday and Friday mornings at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. during “Morning Edition.”
Matt Sabuda is a life-long Bills fan and season ticket-holder who is a founding director of the Buffalo Fan Alliance. He is frequently interviewed by local radio and television stations and has contributed perspectives on football to numerous publications. He previously worked in media relations for the Buffalo Bills. The Elmwood Village resident attended New York University and has a communications degree from Canisius College.
Jay Moran is also a life-long Bills fan and season ticket-holder whose radio career in the Buffalo region spans three decades.
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