Friday, 16 August 2013 18:26

Key Contacts

Please select the department that best deals with your issue by clicking the associated link in blue.

Audience Services:
Issues relating to WNED-TV Channel 17, ThinkBright Life Long Learning Channel 21, & Viewer Services.
Issues relating to your
WNED | WBFO membership or becoming a member of any of the WNED stations, (WNED-TV, Classical 94.5 WNED, WBFO-FM 88.7).
Classical 94.5 WNED:
Issues relating to
Classical 94.5 WNED.
WBFO-FM 88.7:
Issues relating to
WBFO-FM 88.7.
Issues relating to volunteering at 
WNED | WBFO for any of the stations, (WNED-TV, Classical 94.5 WNED, WBFO-FM 88.7).
Issues relating to Underwriting, Sponsorships and Advertising at 
WNED | WBFO for any of the stations, (WNED-TV, Classical 94.5 WNED, WBFO-FM 88.7).
Issues relating to any area of the WNED|WBFO websites.


Our Team


Horizons Plaza


Horizons Plaza
P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, New York 14240-1263

Phone: 716.845.7000 
Fax: 716.845.7036


WNED Canada
477 Richmond Street West - Suite 602
Toronto, ON M5V 3E7 

(Membership) 1.800.678.1873
(Underwriting) 416.363.3444
Fax: 416.363.1033


Pledge by phone:
TV: 1.800.727.1017
Radio: 1.877.511.1017



Closed Captioning Certificate

For additional closed-captioning issues, please contact Wende Westphal at: 

Horizons Plaza
P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, New York 14240-1263

Phone: 716-845-7000, ext. 350
Fax: 716-845-7036
E-Mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







Donald K. Boswell
President and CEO


Sylvia Bennett
Senior Vice President, Development and Corporate Communications


Nancy Hammond
Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO


Ron Santora
Vice President, Broadcasting/Station Manager


David C. Rotterman
Vice President, Television Production


Gordon Bayliss
Vice President, Sales & Marketing


Joseph Puma
Vice President, Engineering & Technology






Lori Bannister
Sr. Director/Foundation & Community Development


Bree Bishop Bove
Senior Director of Membership



Eileen Koteras Elibol
Art Director

Beth Fronckowiak
Director of Education 


Brian Meyer
News Director, WBFO-FM 88.7


Corporate Communications




Nathen Schneekloth

Published in Landing Pages
Thursday, 08 August 2013 18:14


Welcome to the Central Canadian Public Television Association!


Our mission is to advance education through the production, distribution and promotion of non-commercial television programs, films and other communications that are educational in nature.


Published in Landing Pages
Monday, 25 March 2013 06:24

Financial & Diversity Reports

For information on how to obtain copies of our CPB Annual Financial Report or other finance-related funding information submitted to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, please contact WNED|WBFO at (716) 845-7000.

WNED | WBFO IRS Form 990 2014 (PDF)
WNED | WBFO IRS Form 990 2013 (PDF)
WNED | WBFO IRS Form 990 2012 (PDF)

WNED | WBFO IRS Form 990T 2015 (PDF)
WNED | WBFO IRS Form 990T 2014
WNED | WBFO IRS Form 990T 2013 (PDF)

Consolidated Financial Statements 2015 (PDF)
Consolidated Financial Statements 2014 (PDF)
Consolidated Financial Statements 2013 (PDF)

Diversity Initiative Annual Report 2015 (PDF)
Diversity Initiative Annual Report 2014
Diversity Initiative Annual Report 2013 (PDF)
Diversity Initiative Annual Report 2012 (PDF)


Published in Business
Monday, 25 March 2013 00:18

Production Facilities

WNED-TV’s production facilities are available for professional and/or broadcast production use.

From HD studio and field production to high end, non-linear editing, DVD authoring and webcasting, we have the facilities, personnel and equipment to help you achieve your production goals. 

Any requests for information on rates and availability should be directed to Phil Teibel, Production and Facilities Manager.
e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
tel. (716) 845-7000 ext. 242 

The WNED-TV production center is located in downtown Buffalo, in close proximity to I-190.  For our out of town clients, we are only 20 minutes from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, five minutes from the Peace Bridge to Canada and directly across the street from one of Buffalo’s premier hotels. 

Studio Production

WNED-TV’s broadcast center is home to one of the largest studios in our three-state area (outside of NYC) and is approved as a qualified film production facility by the state of New York. Certain productions may be eligible for tax credits.  Check here for more information. 

Studio One’s 21-foot grid height and 7,000 square feet of space make it possible to handle productions with large scale sets and/or studio audiences. It has been home to The Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS and the New York senatorial debate for MSNBC, as well as numerous rental clients for the production of commercials, satellite media tours, webcasts, infomercials and network news programs.  We are fully HD capable with a Ross Vision Quattro (four M/E) switcher, Chyron HyperX2 HD graphics and five Sony HDC-1400 cameras, including three with Autoscript teleprompter units.  Our video control room has been upgraded with a new monitor wall and a user-friendly three-tier layout.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details, availability or to get a quote.  

Electronic Field Production

WNED-TV has carved a reputation as a major supplier of high-definition (HD), field-produced documentaries for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), which has seen our programs viewed in millions of homes across North America.   National HD productions have included "The War of 1812," "Underground Railroad: The William Still Story," "Chautauqua: An American Narrative," "The Adirondacks," "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo" and "Elbert Hubbard: An American Original." 

Our inventory of field production gear includes four HD cameras: Panasonic’s HPX-2700 (P2) and HDX-900P (DVC PRO); Sony HVR-Z7U and the GoPro Hero3 Black. WNED-TV has access to the most talented DPs, videographers and sound recordists in the area.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information on our EFP packages. 

Post Production

WNED-TV offers the finest in Avid based HD non-linear editing.  Both of our suites have HPZ400 work stations featuring Nitris DX with AVC-Intra; Media Composer v.7 with Symphony option; Adobe Production Master Collection CS5; Sorenson Squeeze 8.5 Pro along with the capability to work in the P2, Sony XD Cam or Red environments/workflows.  Let our talented, award-winning editors help you conceive and realize your production vision.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for information on rates and availability. 

Published in Landing Pages
Monday, 25 March 2013 00:18

Channel Allocations

Below is a partial listing of the cable and satellite systems that carry WNED and our sister stations across the region. If you notice any omissions or inaccurate information, please let us know and we'll post the update. Important note: Always check your local listing service, electronic program guide or service provider for the most up-to-date and accurate cable channel information.

United States:



WNED-DT over-the-air 17.1

Time-Warner Cable: Erie, Niagara- 3, 1221

Time-Warner Cable: Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston, Orleans – 3, 1222

Time-WarnerCable: Jamestown – 9, 1221

Verizon FiOS – 17, 517

DirecTV - 17

Dish Network - 17

Comcast Cable: Northwest PA – 13, 813

Atlantic Broadband: Salamanca – 3, 703

 ThinkBright and Well / World

WNED-DT over-the-air 17.2

Time-Warner Cable: Erie – 21, 1275

Time-Warner Cable: Niagara - 1275

Time-Warner Cable: Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston, Orleans - 1277

Time-Warner Cable: Dunkirk & Silver creek – 19, 1275

Time-Warner Cable: Fredonia - 17, 1275

Verizon FiOS - 472

Comcast Cable: Northwest PA – 243




WNED-DT over-the-air 17.1 

Rogers Cable - 15, 61, 161, 525

Cogeco Cable -19 (Hamilton), other channels depending on location 

Shaw Cable (various channels, depending on location)

Shaw Direct Satellite - 388

Bell FIBE TV – 284, 1284

 ThinkBright and Well / World WNED-DT over-the-air (only) channel 17.2


IMPORTANT NOTE: Cable channel numbers vary and change frequently – viewers should check their program guides for the most up-to-date channel designations in their area. 












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