Van Miller

Van Miller
Van Miller
1927–2015

Category
Media
Year Inducted
2002
Van Miller was a fixture on the Western New York sports broadcasting scene for many years with the job that has made him best known being the "Voice of the Buffalo Bills" of the National Football League.

Miller was the play-by-play radio announcer for the Bills. He won that job over Chuck Healy, who like Miller in 1998 was an inductee of the Buffalo Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. Miller started with the Bills in 1960 when they came in as a charter member in the newly-formed American Football League and is the longest running play-by-play man with the same team in the history of the NFL.

During his early career with the Bills, Miller did interviews for pregame, halftime and postgame shows. From 1971-1978, not only did Miller broadcast the Bills games, but was also the "Voice of the Buffalo Braves" of the National Basketball Association. He also broadcasted the Buffalo Stallions of the Major Indoor Soccer League and Niagara University basketball.

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