Remembering Irv Weinstein

September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 7:43 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 7:43 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Buffalo radio newsman Steve Cichon cites much of his inspiration to get into the broadcast business to the legendary Channel 7 anchors Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar, and Tom Jolls.

Now, Cichon has put together a book that chronicles the course of the longest running anchor team in television history.

Cichon stopped by "Eyewitness News This Morning" to share memories with Channel 7's Mike Randall.

Here is the bio of Irv from Wikipedia:
Irwin "Irv" Weinstein (born April 29, 1930) is a retired local television news anchor. He hosted WKBW-TV's Eyewitness News in Buffalo, New York for 34 years from 1964 to 1998 and became an iconic broadcaster, well-known in both the Buffalo area and in Southern Ontario, which was within WKBW's broadcast area.

Weinstein was known for his powerful delivery and sense of humor. Weinstein, weatherman Tom Jolls and sports anchor Rick Azar are the longest running anchor team in television history, fronting the broadcast from 1965 until Azar's retirement in 1989. Weinstein was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall Of Fame in 1998 and the N.Y. State Broadcasters Association in 2006.