WIVB's John Murphy Leaving TV Station For Fulltime Gig With Bills
Bills execs Tuesday announced WIVB-CBS Sports Dir John Murphy is leaving the station in July "to work full time" for the team, according to Jane Kwiatkowski of the BUFFALO NEWS. Bills-themed talk-show “The John Murphy Show,” will debut on WGR-AM 550 July 26, the first day of open Bills Training Camp, from 7:00-9:00pm ET. It will "air live from the camp at St. John Fisher College in Rochester." Bills Senior VP/Broadcasting & Marketing Marc Honan Sr. said that the two-hour show "will air daily, broadcasting throughout the year from Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park." Murphy will "interview players and other guests, and host a local call-in segment." Murphy has been the Bills’ radio play-by-play announcer since '04. He will "contribute to all of the team’s media properties, including online, radio and television." Longtime Buffalo morning show producer Russ Burton "will be the show’s producer" (BUFFALO NEWS, 6/13).