CLARENCE, NY (wbbz.tv) Chris Musial, President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, is proud to announce that “Beat The Champ,” will roll from Rapids Bowling Center as the 4th season of WNY’s only TV Bowling Show continues, Saturday January 19th at 4p.m. ( with an encore Sunday at 11p.m.)
Paul Peck, Hall of Fame bowler Sue Nawojski, and scorekeeper Janelle Sabin welcome hometown bowlers to compete. Watch as Chris Labiak of North Tonawanda; Chuck Jagodzinski from Lancaster; Tom Kress of Cheektowaga; and Jeff Pohlman from Clarence Center, compete.
“Beat The Champ” originally aired for decades on Channel 4 with legendary hosts Chuck Healy and Van Miller. WBBZ-TV brought the popular program back in January of 2016 with the support of the Bowling Proprietors of Western New York. The competition remains one of the longest running bowling programs on television.
Qualifiers at Rapids Bowling Center in Niagara Falls wrap up January 20th, for our next WBBZ-TV tapings Saturday January 26th, but are now starting at Central Lanes in Salamanca. Connect with information on the “Beat The Champ” Facebook page, @beatthechamptv on Twitter, and www.wbbz.tv
Veteran sportscaster Paul Peck is co-host. After spending decades at Channel 4, Paul is now partners with Kevin Sylvester with BuffaloSportsPage.com, and serves as the voice of the “UB Bulls!” 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.
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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