Radio legend celebrates 50 years in Buffalo

Sandy Beach started in 1968 at WKBW Radio
Posted at 5:34 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 19:39:23-04

His old friends and former co-workers gathered in the studio at WBEN 930am to congratulate Sandy Beach on a half century of Buffalo broadcasting. It was fifty years ago to the day that Sandy was first heard on the airwaves of WKBW radio.

Sandy says he was prepared for the first day fifty years ago, but Stan Roberts advised him to rent furniture, adding "he didn't exactly say I know you're going to make it big here."

Over the years Sandy has changed stations, formats and hairstyles but feels that Buffalo was always a good fit, saying " I managed to pick places where my personality and the things I like to do fit."

For the last fifteen years he's been a talk show host at WBEN 930am. He's been inducted into three halls of fame but admits that early on, he did consider being a CPA instead of a radio broadcaster."Because I love numbers" he says. What helped him decide his career path was he says he wanted to entertain people and didn't want to wear a tie.