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MX News Update 2024

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Longtime ‘Voice of the Bills’ John Murphy is stepping away from his radio play-by-play duties

John Murphy, the longtime play-by-play “Voice of the Buffalo Bills,” announced he is stepping down from his position ahead of the 2024 season.

Murphy spent the last 35 years in radio broadcasting for the Bills, including 16 years as a color analyst (1984-1989 and 1994-2003) and the last 19 years as a play-by-play announcer (2004-2022). The Lockport, NY native is still leaving the door open to being involved in the game day broadcast in some other capacity.

“John’s love and enthusiasm for the Bills and Western New York has been evident in the booth over the past thirty years. We will all miss his great calls and passion as a play-by-play announcer. We continue to send our best wishes to him and his family during his recovery and we hope he can continue to be part of our organization in the future,” Bills owner Terry Pegula said in a statement.

In an interview with WBEN’s Susan Rose, Murphy said he is ready to move on to a new chapter of his life.

“I will miss it very much.” said Murphy. “I will miss the people more than anything.”

Murphy also said that he and his wife Mary both agreed that it was the right time for him to step away and that he is at peace with the decision.