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Pete Weber University at Buffalo Play by Play collection

 Collection — Envelope: 1
Identifier: 31-13-1415
Born digital audio recordings of Pete Weber's play-by-play commentary of UB basketball and football games during the 1990s. Also includes some Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and NBA commentary.

Dates

  • 1991-1995

Creator

Terms of Access and Use

The Pete Weber University at Buffalo Play by Play collection, 1991-1995 is open to researchers. The bulk of the collection may only be accessed onsite within the library at this time.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

2 Gigabytes (27 files, 16 folders)

Overview

Sound recordings from Pete Weber's sportscasting career.

Biographical Note

Pete Weber began his sportscasting career in 1972 in his hometown of Galesburg, Illinois. His early career took him through South Bend, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, and Seattle before his first stint in Buffalo, which began in 1976. There, he worked for WEBR NewsRadio 970, calling games for the Bills, Braves, Sabres, and local colleges and universities.

In 1978, Weber left WEBR to become radio-TV color commentator for the Los Angeles Kings. After three seasons, he left to announce for the Seattle SuperSonics.

Weber returned to Buffalo in 1982, where he was commentator for WBEN's pre- and post-game shows for the Buffalo Bills, eventually becoming one of their commentators. Throughout the '80s and into the '90s, he did play by play commentary for a variety of other teams in the area, including the Buffalo Bulls, the Canisius Golden Griffins, and the Buffalo Bisons, with whom he spent 13 seasons. Weber also provided commentary for other professional sports, including radio play by play for the Sabres from 1995-1997.

In 1998, Weber became the voice of the Nashville Predators during their first season as a team. He continues to work with the Predators today, and in 2020 he was Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year for the eighth time. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Claudia.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series:
  1. Football, 1992
  2. Other recordings, circa 1990s
  3. Basketball, 1991-1995

Acquisition Information

The Pete Weber University at Buffalo Play by Play collection, 1991-1995 was gifted to University Archives by Pete Weber in February 2022 as accession 2022-004-BD.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Grace Trimper, March 2022; finding aid encoded by Grace Trimper, March 2022.

Source

Creator

Title
Finding aid for Pete Weber University at Buffalo Play by Play collection
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Grace Trimper
Date
2022 March 23
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
716-645-3714 (Fax)