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Legendary Buffalo radio host Sandy Beach leaving WBEN this month

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 14:07:18-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — One of the best-known personalities in Buffalo broadcasting history will soon be off the air at his radio home of the past 17 years.

WBEN talk show host Sandy Beach is leaving the station end of the month. Entercom, the parent company of NewsRadio 930, shared the news with employees Wednesday.

An internal memo did not say that Beach is retiring from radio or mention how his popular 9 a.m. to noon time slot will be filled.

Beach, who celebrated 50 years on the airwaves in June 2018, has been entertaining listeners since he made his debut on WKBW radio in 1968. He has spent a total of 23 years at WBEN.

Through the years, Beach's work has taken him to Dallas, San Francisco, Hartford and Milwaukee, and earned him a spot in three hall of fames. He was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003.

When marking his 50-year milestone in 2018, Beach told 7 Eyewitness News reporter Mike Randall that while he's changed stations, formats and hairstyles over the years, he always felt Buffalo was home.

"I managed to pick places where my personality and the things I like to do fit," Beach said.