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Bisons Radio Network

ESPN 1520 AM is the flagship station of Buffalo Bisons Baseball and features the broadcast of all 140 games with a pre-game show starting 30 minutes before every game and a post game show after. Tune in as 'The Voice of the Bisons,' Pat Malacaro is joined by Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer Duke McGuire to bring you the live, non-stop action of Bisons Baseball!

You can also listen to a FREE audio stream of every game with the TuneIn Mobile App or MiLB's 'First Pitch' App, or by CLICKING HERE on Bisons.com.

Starting in June, a schedule of 11 Bisons games will also air LIVE on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, the radio home of the Toronto Blue Jays. Those game dates are: June 9, 14, 27, 30, July 2, 14, 19, 21, 26 and August 4, 18, 30.

Buffalo Bisons Broadcast Team

Pat Malacaro begins his first season as 'The Voice of the Bisons' and his ninth year as a member of the Bisons Baseball Network. The 2018 season also marks his 15th season as a member of the Bisons' staff.

The South Buffalo-native joined the Herd as a broadcaster in 2010 after spending three seasons with the Batavia Muckdogs, the short season Single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. His three-year stint in the New York-Penn League included the team's first league championship in 45 years.

During the off-season Pat works for WGR Sports Radio 550 as part of the Sabres Radio Network. His various roles have included reporter, game host, and producer since joining the radio station in 2006. In 2009, WGR was recognized by the National Association
of Broadcasters with the Marconi Award for Sports Radio Station of the year.

Malacaro began working for the Bisons as a bat boy from 1999-2002. He attended the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2005.

Pat was a radio intern for the Bisons during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, which included a Governors' Cup Championship in 2004. He was also a radio host for WERW-AM and a member of the sports talk show staff for WAER-FM during his time at Syracuse University.

He currently resides in South Buff alo.

Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer, Duke McGuire will once again serve as the lead color analysis for the Bisons in 2018. He has been with the Bisons in various capacities for over 35 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 playermanager.

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.