Buffalo Sends Love, Well Wishes, & Blessings to a Local Radio & Film Legend
You've heard the phrase,'you know you're from Buffalo if'? Well, a response to that well-known conversation starter could very easily be, 'If you know Doug Ruffin. Multi-talented, smooth voice, celebrated Film Maker, Buffalo Radio Legend, and just an all-around 'Nice Guy' who very few Buffalonians don't know...meaning many many Buffalonians know him, our beloved Douglas Ruffin is leaving us to embark on his New Life in the Maryland / DC area where he'll continue to pursue and continue a very successful Film Production Career.
Although I knew Doug did some Film Making, I truly did not know to what extent until reading a very well written article, regarding Doug's departure, penned by Leah Hamilton of the Challenger Community Newspaper. The work Doug has done (through his Film Company, Urban Legacy Filmworks, exposing African- American talents and events in Buffalo is unsurpassed and amazingly extensive. (Click the button below)
Aside from Doug Ruffin's film expertise is his Buffalo Music Hall of Fame induction and his melodious voice and radio talents which I believe began at WBLK in 200. Here is a clip of his last show after Hosting 'The Quiet Storm' for 4 years until 2004.
Despite leaving Buffalo to embark on and continue a successful film & media related career in Maryland, Doug Ruffin will remain loyal to telling Buffalo's African-American historical story in a soon released Documentary entitled, "67: Buffalo Uprising'. Here's a look at the Trailer (below).
Doug Riffin will be missed but seen and heard again in Film through his 'Urban Legacy Filmworks' Brand.
God Bless You, Doug. WBLK and all of Buffalo, Niagra Falls & Toronto wish you Blessings and Good Will upon your new endeavors.