Buffalo Broadcasting Pioneer Dies
January 19, 2010 at 12:10 PM (PT)
WESTERN NEW YORK’s broadcasting community has lost one of its last true pioneers. ALFRED E. ANSCOMBE died this morning. One of the rare "triple pioneers," he had almost 70 years of experience in the radio, television and cable industries as an on-air talent, manager and owner-operator.
ANSCOMBE was born in BUFFALO. While still in high school, he became the Junior Sports Announcer for BUFFALO BROADCASTING CORPORATION, which operated two BUFFALO radio stations, WKBW-A and WGR-A. After World War II, ANSCOMBE rejoined WKBW-A as Public Relations Director and in 1947. He became a major player in that company, eventually rising to VP/Station Manager of WKBW Radio.
The family will be present THURSDAY from 2-4 and 7-9p at the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner Hopkins Rd.) where a prayer service will be held FRIDAY at 10a followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from Forrest Lawn Cemetery.