Dave May (r) with other WBEN engineers, courtesy staffannouncer.com
Dave May Inducted into Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Before we had Traffic Command and an Internet full of cameras, we gave you traffic reports in the sky. One of those reporters, Dave May, has been voted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
May (pictured on the right) was an engineer and host in Pennsylvania for some 20 years before coming to WBEN in 1976. "It's been a long career, and I never expected this to come, and it's a great day," says May. "When you're on the air, listeners tend to like you, come up to you and say hi, and you feel good. But this is a little something extra."
His experience in the air helped him see what caused traffic accidents. "Because you got to see the tie-ups were and why they happened. Frankly, very often there was no good reason except an impatient driver who insisted on cutting in lanes, and things of that nature," says May. May was not only traffic reporter at WBEN, he was also chief engineer and producer of Buffalo Bills football games, where he quipped, "It was so busy some days I could tell you who won, but not the score."
Also being honored are Linda Pellegrino, who was also a personality on WBEN, the late Bob Koop, Nancy Sanders, Janice Lieberman, Al Wallack, and Tim Russert Medal of Merit award winner Danny Bush Junior.