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18-JAN-2005 Karl R. Josker


23 North St. Buffalo

This was the home of radio station WEBR (AM-970) from 1935 to 1993, when the station's call letters were changed to WNED, and the station's studio was moved downtown.

As WEBR, it was famous for the talented people who got their start there, and went on to greatness at other Buffalo radio and television stations and elsewhere. It was also famous for its' long-running "Jazz In The Nighttime" program.

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al wallack 23-Jul-2014 04:43
23 North Street, WEBR, is now gone to the the wreckers ball.
Tommy Kelly 30-Aug-2009 01:55
In June of 1943, this is Uncle Bill's Children's Hour was broadcast. My mother taught me to sing "Comin' In On a Wing & a Prayer" and entered me in the contest. I won lst prize - - a book of ration stamps and a pair of Liberty Shoes. I still have the letter from WEBR congratulating me in 1943. My mother was thrilled. I was 8 years old and I remember standing on a chair staring into a huge microphone bigger than my head with Uncle Bill's arm around me. When I saw this picture, I was amazed the building is still there on North Street. Thomas Coleman Kelly
Bruce01-Jan-2008 01:28
Nobody better than Al Wallack..
Clay Pasternack 17-Sep-2005 21:31
Good to see Al Wallack's comments - that was just a great building and WEBR was a great station. One of my peers later on was the legendary Carroll Hardy who was on the air there for many years.
al wallack 26-Jul-2005 17:45
Mr. Josker:

I spent over 20 years working at 23 North St. and developed & hosted Jazz in the Nighttime from the beginning. Thank you for including WEBR in your gallery "This Was Buffalo".
I loved that building and hated to leave. I also regretted the decision to ghange the call letters to WNED.
You were wondering what the building was before WEBR. It was a private home. I also have heard tell that at one time it was a brothel. There certainly were enough rooms.
It was a great building.
bill roussie 07-Apr-2005 15:58
Viewing this house, i have to wonder just what it was BEFORE it was the headquarters for WEBR.