WGR 550 Sports Radio is a commercial sports radio station licensed to Buffalo, New York. Owned by Audacy, Inc., its studios and offices are located on Corporate Parkway in Amherst, and its transmitter site—used by co-owned WWKB—is in Hamburg. The station first signed on the air on May 22, 1922.
WGR is the flagship station of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network and the Buffalo Sabres Radio Network. It also carries play-by-play coverage of the Buffalo Bisons of the American Hockey League and the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League.
In addition to its sports programming, WGR also airs a variety of talk shows, including The John Murphy Show, The Howard Simon Show, and The Overtime Show.
WGR is one of the most popular radio stations in Buffalo. It has won numerous awards, including the Marconi Award for Station of the Year in 2008 and 2010.
Here are some of the notable personalities who have worked at WGR:
John Murphy (1981-present)
Howard Simon (1984-present)
Ed Wojnowski (1995-2017)
Joe Buscaglia (2009-present)
Mike Schopp (2011-present)
WGR is a major part of the Buffalo sports landscape. It is the go-to station for fans of the Bills, Sabres, Bisons, and Bandits. The station’s personalities are known and respected throughout the region. WGR is a vital part of the Buffalo sports community.