The Irv, Rick, and Tom Studio

November 1, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 11:47 PM EDT

By Keith Radford

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November 1, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 11:47 PM EDT

WKBW-TV has officially dedicated it's Buffalo news studio to the founding fathers of the news department.

A ribbon cutting to mark the event Friday as the room is now called the "Irv Rick and Tom Studio."

Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls first teamed up in 1966. They became the anchor-team of record for a quarter century in Buffalo.

Rick is now 84, retired and living in North Carolina. Irv is 83 and moved to southern California upon retirement, where his children settled. Tom, the youngest of the trio at 80, is now a great grandfather and still lives in Western New York.

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