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Snooze reporting that Buscaglia will leave WKBW in August for The Athletic.  Will continue to provide Bills features for the TV station.

 

The Athletic definitely needs to ramp up their sports coverage to justify the subscription.

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Loved how the news, specifically Pergament, pointed out in that article that the Athletic's website does not have the exposure the BN has. 

 

Yet, they banked on the BN Blitz which has failed miserably.

 

Either way, sports journalism is changing rapidly and some outlets are slow to accept it, the BN being a prime example. 

 

 

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Thats surprise considering Joe is, I believe the director of sports for WKBW. So you would think that would be a well paying job for him, considering he came from radio.

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2 minutes ago, Mrbojanglezs said:

Thats surprise considering Joe is, I believe the director of sports for WKBW. So you would think that would be a well paying job for him, considering he came from radio.

Yes, but it is dying a slow death, so it makes sense for anyone there to be looking for opportunities to jump ship before it sinks completely into oblivion.

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Just now, MJS said:

Yes, but it is dying a slow death, so it makes sense for anyone there to be looking for opportunities to jump ship before it sinks completely into oblivion.

 

Is WKBW in trouble? I know they are probably 3rd in ratings but I haven't heard that.

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This is great news and a strong addition to The Athletic. My subscription to that site has been worth every penny.

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I pay for nothing. All the news I get is for free. Thanks for all those that put in the work to allow me that privilege. It is much appreciated..

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15 minutes ago, Mrbojanglezs said:

 

Is WKBW in trouble? I know they are probably 3rd in ratings but I haven't heard that.

I prefer Bove anyway..Long,tall Joe is hardly on and he's clueless about the Sabres.With that being said..those sports segments are getting shorter and shorter.

Josh Reed (4) is my favorite out of all the locals.

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Print news biz has been off a cliff for a long time, the fact he is leaving TV for digital-only should be an indicator local TV is next to get crushed. 

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13 minutes ago, Misterbluesky said:

I prefer Bove anyway..Long,tall Joe is hardly on and he's clueless about the Sabres

.....the Sabres are clueless about the Sabres.

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39 minutes ago, offyourocker said:

I love the Athletics article.  Never even thought of paying for BN

 

 

Best bills coverage there is currently. 

 

💯 glad I signed up just wish articles appeared every day but then it would cost much more.

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I love the Athletic. Subscription is relatively inexpensive if you buy when there are promos or sales. Even cheaper if you have an .edu email. 

 

They just launched a new podcast network, I would guess that Joe B's "Bills Blitz" podcast will be exclusively found on their site at some point. 

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3 minutes ago, CBD said:

I love the Athletic. Subscription is relatively inexpensive if you buy when there are promos or sales. Even cheaper if you have an .edu email. 

 

They just launched a new podcast network, I would guess that Joe B's "Bills Blitz" podcast will be exclusively found on their site at some point. 

I have a edu email

 

Do you know how much it is?

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7 minutes ago, CBD said:

I love the Athletic. Subscription is relatively inexpensive if you buy when there are promos or sales. Even cheaper if you have an .edu email. 

 

They just launched a new podcast network, I would guess that Joe B's "Bills Blitz" podcast will be exclusively found on their site at some point.  

Is it sports only?  Do not want politics.

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2 minutes ago, Just Joshin' said:

Is it sports only?  Do not want politics.

 

 

Yes.

 

Though it seems people that make statements like that find politics in everything anyway.

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14 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

I have a edu email

 

Do you know how much it is?

It was 29.99 for a year when I subscribed last year with the student discount. 

 

I also re-upped around Christmas when they were running a promo without the student discount and was $29.99 and a free tshirt. 

 

Also, the phone app is great.

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Joe B is a personal friend of mine and I love him dearly. He made the right move here. The Athletic is the most proper local outfit these days it seems. 

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I signed up last summer and it is well worth it....   no nonsense, just straight up great sports stories.  

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1 hour ago, GG said:

Snooze reporting that Buscaglia will leave WKBW in August for The Athletic.  Will continue to provide Bills features for the TV station.

 

The Athletic definitely needs to ramp up their sports coverage to justify the subscription.


???

I already find it to be quite well worth the money, but maybe that's just me.

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8 minutes ago, Logic said:


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I already find it to be quite well worth the money, but maybe that's just me.

 

It may be worth the money if you follow multiple sports and multiple teams, but they produce far less content on Bills & Sabres than the Snooze.   People may like their reporters and features more than Buffalo News, but they do not have the same level of coverage yet.   

 

For a Buffalo-only fan I think you get a much better bang for the buck with BN Blitz subscription than you do with The Athletic

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I actually like the Athletic, yeah they don't put out as much content but it's quality content.

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23 minutes ago, GG said:

 

It may be worth the money if you follow multiple sports and multiple teams, but they produce far less content on Bills & Sabres than the Snooze.   People may like their reporters and features more than Buffalo News, but they do not have the same level of coverage yet.   

 

For a Buffalo-only fan I think you get a much better bang for the buck with BN Blitz subscription than you do with The Athletic

 

To me it is a quality versus quantity issue.

 

The athletic has by far better content and better writers lead by excellent pieces by Matthew Fairburn.  I would not trade that for any of the News material.

 

I enjoy the different pieces by the staff and the coverage has just been great.  I will keep that everyday of the week.

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Sweet. I split an Athletic subscription with a few friends of mine to keep the individual cost done and it's well-worth it for us.

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