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Jim Rome coming to Buffalo & Shea's Buffalo Theatre

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Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm

Saturday, April 11

Calling all clones: Jim Rome is headed to Buffalo.

The radio and TV host will perform Saturday, April 11, at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. This show is all ages and begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $24.50 with VIP packages available for purchase on top of standard tickets. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 716-847-0850, or in person at the Shea's Buffalo Theatre box office.

Rome started his radio career at KTMS, a news talk station in Santa Barbara, California. He ultimately wanted to do sports radio and got his chance in 1990 when he went to San Diego’s all-sports station, XTRA Sports 690. He landed weeknights, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and began amassing his legion of “clones.” “The Jungle” program name was born, and listeners imitated his declarative tone, offering “takes,” not questions, to earn the approval of the host.

In 1996, “The Jim Rome Show” launched into national syndication. Today, it’s the longest running nationally syndicated long-form sports talk radio program in America and is distributed by CBS Sports Radio.

Rome has also enjoyed a successful television career with such notable shows as ESPN’s “Rome is Burning,” Fox Sports Net’s “The Last Word with Jim Rome,” “Jim Rome on Showtime,” ESPN2’s “Talk2” and CBS Sports Network’s “Rome.” He’s currently a commentator on “NFL on CBS” and provides analysis and coverage for CBS Sports.

A press release stated, “A highly respected voice in the world of sports broadcasting, Rome is one of the leading opinion-makers of his generation. Best known for his aggressive, informed, rapid-fire dialogue, he is the preeminent choice of athletes and fans for sports news and commentary beyond the scoreboard.”

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