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Local radio legend Sandy Beach retires after a career spanning sixty years

His plans for retirement? Getting hitched!
Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 18:59:58-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) — How do you top off an amazing sixty year career on the radio? If you are Sandy Beach you show up for work.

Since the COVID crisis hit, Sandy has been staying safe by doing his morning show from home. He says it's been strange adding "There's no stimuli to get your jokes from, it's more efficient but it's not as good."

Known for his trade mark humor and his cutting edge comments, Sandy says his sense of humor would get him in trouble when he was in school "I had to walk home nearly everyday because I had detention and there was no late bus."

He hit the air-waves in Buffalo on WKBW Radio in 1968. With several stops in big markets for "big money" he settled eventually in Buffalo. He says "I love Buffalo. Everyone knows your name, like Cheers."

For twenty-three years Sandy has been a talk show host on WBEN Radio. His plans for retirement include tying the hitch with Bernadette, his long time sweetheart. He says "I looked up things to do when you retire and getting married was one of them."

His message for his listeners as he signed off for the last time "Thank you for sharing your life with me because if you hadn't done that I couldn't have done it myself. Thank you and good-bye."