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WLVL personality Brian Kahle is dead

by TSchmitt
Tue, May 14th 2013 01:37 pm

Former AM Buffalo host and WLVL personality Brian Kahle died this week.

Kahle's daughter Christina said from her California home on Tuesday that she'd been asking Kahle to move to the West coast, but the longtime broadcaster said he loved Western New York too much to leave.

"He was successful in everything he did," she said. "He was doing what he loved. I know he enjoyed his radio show on WLVL."

Kahle started with AM Buffalo in 1978 and current Channel 7 anchor Keith Radford recalled Kahle's broadcasting apex.

"His most famous broadcast was the Jimmy Griffin, when he got into it with the former mayor of Buffalo," Radford said. "(Griffin) wasn't answering a question the way Brian wanted, so the mayor said, 'No, I'm not going to answer that.' Brian said, 'Well, then get off my show.' He took his microphone off and get out. That was his famous experience from AM Buffalo."

Kahle later became the business reporter for Channel 7 before starting Magic Marketing, a public relations firm based in Lockport.
He had lived in Wilson and then Lockport, and started at WLVL in 2007.
Kahle was survived by his daughter Christina, and a son Michael.


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