Title: Buffalo: UB Downtown with Steve Cichon
Subtitle: A Look into Buffalo’s History and Its Pertinence Now and in the Future
Start Date & Time: Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 PM
End Date & Time: Friday, November 15, 2013 1:15 PM
291 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Registration Price: $17. $15 for UBAA members.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at noon
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The Buffalo News called him a “true Buffalonian…he knows this town.” Among Steve Cichon’s passions are his city and telling stories about it, its residents and the events that have helped to shaped it. He’s related these accounts for more than 20 years as an Associated Press award-winning producer, reporter and news director at Buffalo radio (WBEN) and television stations (WIVB).
The foremost Buffalo pop culture historian at the youthful age of 35, Steve pursued studies in English and history at UB. He began his radio career as an intern at WBEN at age 15 and stepped aside from Buffalo’s premier news radio station (where he was its news director the last 18 months) in June to begin his PR-related Buffalo Stories LLC and to continue working on his staffannouncer.com web site, a treasure trove of audio and visual Buffalo history.
His presentation will center around the relevance of Buffalo history and how it could and should be used to help shape the future of the city. In his words, “there are some people who think they own history…and there are others who want to control history and leave out certain elements of it. What better source to build a strong foundation (for the future) than people…people who tell their own stories.”
Steve will tell his (as he did in his book, “The Complete History of Parkside”…from that neighborhood’s time as a sacred spot to the Haudenosaunee Indians to present day) and those of others for us.
Hosted by the UB Alumni Association
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