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Holding On To What They've Got: Why Buffalo Banned Bon Jovi

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Jon Bon Jovi (Wikimedia Commons)

For those of you keeping track, we’re just about four weeks away from opening day of the 2014 NFL season. But there’s already plenty of buzz surrounding one team – and one musician’s interest in owning it. Jon Bon Jovi is a potential buyer of the Buffalo Bills football team, which is currently up for sale. But as it turns out, Bills fans are none too pleased about the prospect of their team being owned by the New Jersey rocker.

We talk with Reeves Wiedeman of the New Yorker, who recently wrote a piece for New York magazine about why a group of diehard Bills fans have started a protest banning Bon Jovi music from Buffalo. 

Listen to Buffalo radio station Jack 92.9 FM's take on "Livin' on a Prayer" (lyrics sung by Joe Covlin): 


Reeves Wiedeman

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