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Lou Douglas, longtime WBEN radio and TV broadcaster

April 6, 1930 – June 25, 2015

Lou Douglas, a WBEN announcer and journalist and local fixture on Buffalo radio, died June 25 in Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 85.

Mr. Douglas was born in New York City and served in the United Nations Command Psychological Warfare Department in Tokyo during the Korean War.

After attending Elmira College, Mr. Douglas started out in broadcast journalism working at radio stations in Elmira, Hudson and Pottsville, Pa., and Detroit.

Mr. Douglas joined WBEN-TV and radio in 1957, where he would remain until 1987. He worked in both television and radio, starting out at a time when radio was the more popular format.

Among his more memorable stories were covering President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Buffalo in 1962, the Attica prison uprising in 1971 and the Blizzard of 1977.

Mr. Douglas later had a short stint on WKBW before retiring.

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