CLARENCE, NY (wbbz.tv) Chris Musial, President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, is proud to announce that “Beat The Champ,” will roll from Classic Lanes in Kenmore/Tonawanda Saturday September 22nd at 4p.m. ( with an encore Sunday at 11p.m.)
Hosts Paul Peck and Sue Nawojski are joined by scorekeeper Janelle Sabin when they welcome hometown bowlers to Classic Lanes!
Those bowlers include returning Champ Chuck Jagodzinski from Lancaster; John Masiello of Buffalo; Tim Finken of Depew; and Joe Montante, Jr. from Tonawanda.
“Beat The Champ” originally aired for decades on Channel 4 with legendary hosts Chuck Healy and Van Miller. While it has not been seen for close to twenty years, the competition remains one of the longest running bowling programs on television.
Qualifiers have now begun for the next set of shows from Mallwitz’ Island Lanes. Here are the dates and times:
Veteran sportscaster Paul Peck returns as co-host. After spending decades at WIVB-TV Channel 4, Paul is now partners with Kevin Sylvester with BuffaloSportsPage.com. Greater Buffalo USBC Association Hall of Fame bowler Sue Nawojski joins Peck at the broadcast desk. Janelle Sabin keeps the numbers on the Castilone Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Scoreboard.
“Beat The Champ” is produced by WBBZ-TV in cooperation with the WNY Bowling Proprietors. Information can also be found at the station website, www.wbbz.tv.
You can also connect on the “Beat The Champ” Facebook page, and @beathechamptv on Twitter!
WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York over-the-air on digital channel 67.1. Ch. 5 on Verizon FiOS (HD 505); Ch. 5 Dish; Ch. 67 DirecTV, and these Cable channels: Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metro area: Channel 5 (HD 1230); Batavia – Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Dunkirk Channel 5 (HD 1230); Olean Channel 5 (HD 1230); Fredonia – Jamestown Channel 72 (HD 1230); Alfred- Angelica- Avoca- Bath- Bolivar Friendship- Hornell Channel 5 (HD 1230).
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