Bisons Radio Network
In 2012, Buffalo Bisons baseball is on the air on WWKB "A New Voice" 1520 AM. With over 50,000 watts of broadcasting power, WWKB will serve as the flagship station for the Bisons Radio Network. Game broadcasts will begin with a pre game show starting 30 minutes before every game.
In the summer, WGR SPORTSRADIO 550 AM will also feature a Friday "Game of the Week' Broadcast.
And no matter where you are in the country, you can catch a free broadcast of all Bisons games right here at Bisons.com.
Ben Wagner - "Voice of the Bisons"
Ben Wagner begins his sixth season as the "Voice of the Bisons" on the Bisons Baseball Network.
While anchoring coverage for all 144 Bisons games, he once again will call the Herd's television package, featured on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, SportsNet New York (SNY) and select games on MLB Network.
During the Bisons' off-season, Ben broadcasts college football and basketball on Time Warner Cable SportsNet.
Ben joined the Bisons in 2007 after spending three seasons in New Jersey with the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Single-A affiliate of the Phillies and broadcast Lakewood's South Atlantic League Championship during his final year. Along with his broadcasting duties, he coordinated all media and public relations and represented his team in the community through numerous speaking engagements.
The Hoosier native began his career in 1997 working on-air for WAWC-FM in Syracuse, IN. There, he made his play-by-play debut for local football and basketball teams. While attending Indiana State University, Wagner worked for WISU-FM as the "Voice of Indiana State Baseball and Women's Basketball" and was the sports director for three years. While attending college, he began working ISU football games for the Sycamore Radio Network (WTWO) as well as covering local sports for Crossroads Communications.
Wagner was recognized by the Indiana State University Alumni Association with the G.O.L.D. Award (Graduates of the Last Decade), which recognizes the accomplishments of alumni who have excelled early in their professional careers. As an undergraduate, Wagner was given the Outstanding Service Award to ISU Athletics in March 2003. He graduated from ISU in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio/TV/Film.
He resides in Lancaster with his wife, Megan and dog, Sammy.
Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer, Duke McGuire will once again serve as the lead color analysis for the Bisons in 2012.
He has been with the Bisons in various capacities for over 30 years. McGuire first covered the Herd with International Cable in 1980 and worked alongside Pete Weber on the Cable Sports Network from 1983-84. He also covered games for WKBW-TV from 1986-87. During the 1988-90 seasons, Duke filled in for radio broadcasts on WGR55 before joining the Empire Sports Network in 1991. He served as public address announcer for the Bisons from 1981-1995. Aside from his broadcasting duties, he has been involved with the Bisons youth baseball program for nearly three decades.
In 2010, Duke McGuire was inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame.
After graduating from Amherst High School he was drafted three times. The New York Mets selected him in 1970 while Pittsburgh selected him in January of 1972 and finally he was selected and signed by Detroit in June 1972. McGuire played for then-manager Jim Leyland at Clinton in the Midwest League during the 1973 season. A few seasons later, McGuire was named MVP of the 1978 Niagara Falls Pirates, for whom he served as player-manager.
An attendance officer at Amherst High School, McGuire has also coached football, basketball and baseball at Amherst, Williamsville South, Canisius and the former Bishop Neumann High School.
A native of Snyder, N.Y., he lives with his wife, Mary, and their daughters, Shannon Lee and Casey Marie.