The Buffalo Bills Radio Network is a broadcast radio network based in Buffalo, New York. Its primary programming is broadcasts of Buffalo Bills home and away games to a network of 24 stations in upstate New York and the Northwestern and Northern Tiers of Pennsylvania.

Previously, the broadcasts originated from WBEN through much of the team's history except for a period from 1971 to 1977 when WKBW was team flagship. WGR briefly carried games in the early 1990s.[1] From 1998 through 2011, the Bills were flagshipped at WGRF, as well as other stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting. When Cumulus Media purchased Citadel in late 2011, it dropped Bills games from all of its stations at the end of the season.[2] Cumulus never fully paid off the money Citadel owed for Bills games, instead eventually seeking to nullify the debt in January 2018 when the company went into bankruptcy.[3] Entercom Communications and Galaxy Communications picked up the rights, restoring broadcasts to WGR for the 2012 season.[4][5]

During the time of the Bills Toronto Series, the station was carried on CJCL in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. CHML in Hamilton also briefly carried games in the late 2010s but dropped them after re-securing the rights to the team it had carried for much of its history, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. As of 2022, the Bills have no Canadian affiliates, though WGR is audible through much of Southern Ontario.

The station added an affiliate in Wyoming in 2021, KGAB in Laramie County, Wyoming, mainly to allow Wyoming Cowboys football fans to follow Bills starting quarterback and Wyoming alumnus Josh Allen.[6] KGAB dropped Bills games for the 2023 season.

Chris Brown, formerly a Buffalo Destroyers play-by-play announcer who had most recently been studio host for the Bills' shows on MSG Western New York, is currently serving as interim play-by-play announcer, with former Bills offensive lineman Eric Wood as color commentator and WGR employee Sal Capaccio as sideline reporter.

The network is an autonomous organization from the team, and is unique in that it, and not the team itself, was the main sponsor of the Bills' cheerleaders, the Buffalo Jills, until that squad was disbanded due to legal disputes.

Van Miller was the voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's inception until 2003, with the exception of 1972 to 1978, when WKBW controlled radio rights and Miller's TV employer, WBEN-TV (now WIVB), would not permit him to appear on WKBW broadcasts. Miller was succeeded by John Murphy, his longtime color commentator, when he retired from the booth after the 2003 season. Murphy has been off-air since January 2023 due to a stroke.[7][8]


Map of radio affiliates.
City Call sign Frequency
Buffalo, New York (Flagship station) WGR 550 AM
Buffalo, New York (home games only) WWKB 1520 AM
Rochester, New York WCMF-FM 96.5 FM
Dunkirk, New York WDOE 1410 AM (translator on FM 94.9)
Erie, Pennsylvania WXTA 97.9 FM
Jamestown, New York WWSE 93.3 FM
WJTN 1240 AM
Olean, New York WPIG 95.7 FM
Bradford, Pennsylvania WBRR 100.1 FM
Bath, New York WVIN-FM 98.3 FM
Elmira-Corning, New York WNGZ 1490 AM (translators on FM 93.1 and 93.5)
Geneva, New York WGVA 1240 AM
Newark, New York WACK 1420 AM
Cortland, New York WIII 99.9 FM
Auburn, New York WAUB 1590 AM
Syracuse, New York WKLL 100.9 FM
Oswego, New York 106.5 FM
Utica-Rome, New York 94.9 FM
Binghamton, New York/Susquehanna, Pennsylvania WDRE 100.5 FM (translators on FM 95.1 and 98.7)
Oneonta, New York WZOZ 103.1 FM
Johnstown, New York WIZR 930 AM
Amsterdam, New York WCSS 1490 AM
Albany, New York WTMM-FM 104.5 FM
Ogdensburg, New York WQTK 92.7 FM
Watertown, New York WOTT 94.1 FM

The WGR and network broadcast incorporates a broadcast delay; the WWKB broadcast is live, and is intended for listeners inside Highmark Stadium. If the Bills ever reach the Super Bowl, the Bills' home-team broadcast would air on WWKB. Since WWKB has a clear channel signal, it would allow the Bills' broadcast to be heard across the East Coast.

Former affiliates (2 stations)



Color analysts

Sideline reporters

Studio hosts



  1. ^ Connors, Greg (January 3, 2012). "WGR lands Bills games; will add player and management shows". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  2. ^ 97 Rock, The Edge will no longer carry Bills games. WGRZ (2012). Retrieved September 2012.
  3. ^ “Cumulus Seeks To Cancel WLUP/WKQX LMA Purchase; And Chicago PBP Deals” from Radio Insight (January 19, 2018)
  4. ^ Major, Andy (January 4, 2012). "Bills announce new broadcast agreement with Entercom". Buffalo Bills. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Buffalo Bills Moving to TK99 and WOUR". June 21, 2012. Archived from the original on June 23, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Wilson, Brayton (2022-09-09). "'Bills Country'… in Wyoming? It's a 'no brainer' for KGAB". WBEN. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  7. ^ Smith, Michael David (January 6, 2023). Longtime Bills radio announcer John Murphy off the air after suffering a stroke. Retrieved January 16, 2023.
  8. ^ "Bills Broadcaster John Murphy Is Recovering from Stroke That Occurred Before Damar Hamlin Injury". People. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  9. ^ "Eric Wood returns to Buffalo Bills radio booth this season". 19 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Eric Wood joins Bills radio broadcast booth". 21 May 2019.