Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, is reminding Western New York his station will carry the exclusive on-air telecast of the NFL Network game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium on Thursday.
Pre-game coverage on WBBZ-TV starts at 6 p.m. with Bob Koshinski live with sports analyst Paul Peck from the WBBZ-TV studio at the Eastern Hills Mall.
Carl Russo from 97 Rock will join Koshinski for the pre-game party while D.J. Jickster from 97 Rock will report. from Cleveland.
The game follows in HD at 8 p.m.
Peck will then join Koshinski for a live postgame report immediately following the game.
"WBBZ-TV is proud to again broadcast the NFL Network Thursday primetime Bills game in the Buffalo television market," Koshinski said. "Bills fans may remember that, in November of 2012, WBBZ-TV carried the very exciting 19-14 win against the Miami Dolphins. Just as we did last year, WBBZ-TV will broadcast a live, two-hour pregame program as well as a live postgame show following the NFL Network's coverage."
Phil Arno, owner of WBBZ-TV, said, "WBBZ-TV is Western New York's hometown television station, locally owned and operated. It is only fitting that our hometown team play on our hometown station. This is just another example of the growth of WBBZ-TV as the fastest growing station in the market. This won't just be a game telecast for us, it will be celebration of the Bills."
Watch for special guests and surprises at the pregame party, including scheduled guests radio legend Dan Neaverth; restaurant icons and avid Bills supporters Russell Salvatore and Dennis DiPaolo; WBBZ-TV personalities Kim Piazza from "What's The Buzz In WNY"; and the cast of "Off Beat Cinema."
Koshinski has one-on-one interviews with Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon, coach Doug Marrone, and players Kiko Alonso, Stevie Johnson and E.J. Manuel.
John Di Sciullo will look at the economic impact the team has on the community, speaking with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on the team's new lease, how it was negotiated, and what the future will bring.
Koshinski's coverage of the Bills will be online at www.allsportswny.com and on "All Sports WNY" Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York. For more information, visit www.wbbz.tv.