When the Buffalo Bills host their first Monday Night Football game since 2008, you can watch it on either ESPN or WKBW (channel 7) if you live locally in Western New York, station general manager Michael Nurse confirmed to The Buffalo News.
When the game is on a cable network, one local TV station is awarded the rights to show it over the air in each team’s primary market. Secondary markets like Rochester and beyond will have to tune in on ESPN.
The game is October 29th and Buffalo is hosting Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
WKBW has invested a lot of money into their football coverage from their extensive blog postings written by Joe Buscaglia to their coverage of three of the Bills four preseason games in 2018. (The fourth is a nationally-televised game on FOX.) Steve Tasker will be on the call for all three preseason games while Andrew Catalon will return for two. Another play-by-play person will handle the mic while Catalon is on assignment for CBS.