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Buffalo Broadcasters Association

The Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame announced its six new inductees Tuesday. The new inductees are: Voice of the Nashville Predators Pete Weber, WKBW-TV meteorologist Mike Randall, 97 Rock DJ Carl Russo, Townsquare Media Associate Commercial Producer Jim Pastrick, Radio Station Owner Dick Greene, and the late Buffalo radio newsman Ray Marks.

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There's a Western New York connection to this year's Stanley Cup Finals. Calling play-by-play for the Nashville Predators in the current hockey championship is a former longtime Buffalo broadcaster who previously called local hockey and baseball games.

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Reaction to the death of Ralph Wilson came quickly Wednesday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with longtime sports broadcaster Pete Weber, who now serves as the play-by-play voice for the Nashville Predators. During his time in Buffalo, Weber served as color commentator for the Buffalo Bills during the Super Bowl playoff years of the 1990s.

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Before there was Coca-Cola field, the former War Memorial Stadium was once the home of Buffalo Bisons baseball. 

August 30 marks the 25th anniversary of the final game that was played at War Memorial Stadium -- known as the Rockpile at the corner of Jefferson and Best on Buffalo's East Side. 

WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley put together a audio feature complied with audio provided by former Buffalo Bisons play-by-play announcer Pete Weber, now the voice of the Nashville Predators.   Weber was the Bisons play-by-play voice from 1983 through 1995. 

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Wednesday's landmark celebration at Coca Cola Field offers a chance to reflect on the high expectations that came along with the 1988 opening of the $56 million stadium.

At its inception, it was known as Pilot Field, a new-look baseball stadium that was going to be the catalyst for Buffalo's efforts to acquire a Major League Baseball franchise.

Pete Weber was behind the microphone on April, 14th, 1988, broadcasting history as the Bisons opened their new home with a 1-0 win over the Denver Zephyrs.