WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski has announced Phil Arno and Kim Piazza will co-host "Talk of The Town," a new magazine/talk show on WBBZ-TV.
The first hour-long program debuts with multiple airings Thursday, Jan. 15 (9 a.m. and 6 p.m.) and Sunday, Jan. 18 (10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.).
Arno, the owner of WBBZ-TV, launched "Political Buzz" on the station in 2012. "Talk of The Town" replaces that show while offering a broader spectrum of topics, which will continue to include politics, as well as lifestyle, celebrity interviews and local issues of interest.
The first edition of "Talk of The Town" will feature guests including Cheektowaga Police Chief David Zack, Buffalo Common Council President the Rev. Darius Pridgen, and prominent defense attorney Paul Cambria.
Arno had a long career in television news from Buffalo to Los Angeles, earning him several Emmy Awards for videography from the 1970s through 2000. An accident while shooting from a helicopter at the 2000 Academy Awards nearly claimed his life. He came back to Buffalo soon after with his wife, Mary, and their three children, settling in Clarence before purchasing the station in 2010.
Piazza has been a part of the hometown entertainment scene for 25 years. She has multiple credits with the Alleyway Theatre, and served as artistic director for the women's theater company Theatre Plus. Piazza has made film appearances in "Dry Bones" and as solo vocalist in "The Ghost of Old Fort Niagara." She hosts WBBZ-TV's infotainment program, "What's The Buzz in WNY!". Piazza and her husband, Armand, and their family live in Clarence.
WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York. For more information, visit www.wbbz.tv.