Tales From Azar’s Attic: A Look inside a Broadcasting Career


Irv Weinstein as news anchor, Tom Jolls on weather and Rick Azar on sports became the longest-running anchor team in television history. “Irv, Rick and Tom” were on Buffalo’s WKBW-TV from 1962 until 1989. Now Azar shares stories of his journey from Buffalo to Brooklyn to Buffalo, on the stage and on the air, covering sports and offering commentary.


To many, the name Rick Azar evokes a wave of wistful nostalgia. In this book, published in 2014, Azar tells engaging stories about so many historical beginnings, including the birth of broadcasting, the contentious start of the Sabres and the beginning of the Buffalo Bills. Azar shares fascinating behind-the-scenes encounters with some of the colorful celebrities he interviewed – and, more often than not, befriended — over the decades. Meet Howard Cosell, Jack Kemp, Joe Namath, Ted Williams, Gil Perreault, Wayne Gretzky, Floyd Patterson, Ilio DiPaolo, Jack Nicklaus, Dizzy Gillespie and so many more.


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