The new format will flank sister 550 WGR and air the national ESPN Radio feed in its entirety. The station had been airing syndicated talkers such as Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, and Ed Schultz.
The Press Release announcing the new “ESPN 1520” follows:
Effective immediately, WWKB AM 1520 is becoming ESPN Buffalo, 1520 AM. ESPN Buffalo will offer the very best of ESPN’s world wide sports programming resources 24/7 – 365 days a year. In combination with Entercom’s WGR 550AM, Buffalo’s local sports leader, ESPN Buffalo will offer local sports fans the very best in national sports talk, and access to expanded national and local play-by-play sports action.
“Buffalo is a passionate sports town and the appetite for sports programming on the radio keeps growing. With WGR 550AM and now ESPN Buffalo 1520AM, Entercom Buffalo has expanded our ability to offer the best and most comprehensive local and national sports coverage to Buffalo sports fans. Giving our clients and advertisers even better access to the total Buffalo sports audience,” said Entercom Buffalo Operations Manager Tim Wenger.
ESPN 1520 kicks off its LIVE sports action with complete LIVE coverage of the 2013 NHL Prospect Tournament, which runs Sept. 5 to Sept. 9 in Traverse City, Mich., Every Sabres game will be carried live, with play-by-play provided by Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 radio. A complete schedule of tournament games for the Sabres is below.
Prospect Tournament Round Robin Schedule
DATE HOME VISITOR TIME
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 SABRES BLUE JACKETS 4 P.M.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 SABRES RANGERS 4 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 HURRICANES SABRES 4 P.M.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 4TH HOWE 4TH LINDSAY 3:30 P.M.
3RD HOWE 3RD LINDSAY 4 P.M.
2ND HOWE 2ND LINDSAY 7 P.M.
1ST HOWE 1ST LINDSAY 7:30 P.M