"Storied Voices" is a new web series that profiles your favorite radio hosts from WBFO-FM 88.7 and Classical 94.5 WNED.

Outreach & Education - Our education and outreach department creates educational materials related to...


Thank You Sponsors!
Thank you to our Kid Fest Sponsors & Community Partners! Read More.

PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. Visit PBS Kids

Our staff had some fun with these awesome submissions for new ice cream flavors. Read More.

Press Room
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:04

Contribute to WNED|WBFO by June 30

Back by popular demand, the Classical 94.5 WNED pledge free campaign returns! We’re listening to your requests and reducing the amount of time devoted to on-air pledge drives. Instead of hearing our normal fiscal-year-end fundraising campaign, this May and June you will be listening to your favorite music without long pledge breaks.  But keep one important factor in mind! The financial needs of this station are still very real. 

You may ask yourself … “Why should I make a contribution to Classical 94.5 WNED during this “pledge free” time period?” Well, there are many good reasons. First of all, your contribution makes it possible to broadcast this beautiful classical music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year!  Second, when you value something, it’s usually worth protecting ... and that’s what your financial support does for this public radio station.  It keeps the music on the air! Third, your financial support ensures that May and June remain “pledge free”, while the station still achieves its much needed financial goal by June 30th. Now ask yourself ... “Do I care about these things?” If the answer is “yes” then don’t wait any longer. CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE!

Your support is as important as ever! In order to avoid a significant loss of revenue, we have faith that - during this pledge free period - you will come through financially and support the station that you value! If you received our pledge free letter by mail, please respond immediately with your contribution. If not, you can contribute now with your call to 1-877-511-1017 or  CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE

You can keep Classical 94.5 WNED pledge free and still help us hit the financial goal by June 30th. Your contribution of 35, 60 or 120 dollars can do it. Time is short, so do your part today!


Published in Slideshow - Home Page
Friday, 24 April 2015 19:29

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Tuesdays beginning May 5 at 8 p.m.

Ken Burns' seven-part documentary featuring the most influential family in American politics brilliantly weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt into a single narrative. The films trace the lives and political careers of the Roosevelts for more than a century as they led America through wars, revolutions, depressions and movements, making a lasting impact on our nation's history.

Published in Slideshow - Home Page
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:36

Focus on Education: Student Voices

(Bottom row, left to right: Brian Meyer, WBFO News Director; Daija Jones, Mount St. Mary Academy; Damario Burks, Hutchinson Central Technical High School; Myshaleek Harris, Math, Science, Technology Preparatory High School. Top row, left to right: Dan Wilczewski, Global Concepts Charter High School; Richard Bell, Kenmore East High School; Joshue Cruz, Riverside Institute of Technology; India Hector, Leonardo Da Vinci High School.)


"Focus on Education: Student Voices" premiered Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on WNED-TV.

(repeats May 23 at 2:30 a.m., May 27 at 10 p.m., and May 28 at 12:30 a.m.)

In education reform, we consistently hear from state and local leaders, school boards and district superintendents on change and student performance. Many times students are not directly asked what their concerns are or the challenges they face in meeting these expectations. WNED | WBFO hosted 42 students from 13 area high schools to discuss their concerns. From these discussions, it was determined that the three most prevalent concerns of the students were personal matters and peer relationships, family and home environment, and existing school support systems.

WNED | WBFO invited back seven of these students to share their stories and insights with classmates, staff and the viewing audience on "Focus on Education: Student Voices," a WNED-TV production. Program hosts, WBFO News Director, Brian Meyer, and Senior Reporter, Eileen Buckley explore what students are saying about their daily struggles in and out of school. Individuals, organizations and communities share the responsibility of creating an appropriate environment for young people to succeed and thrive. How can our community provide support and guide youth in becoming successful, productive adults?

The students shared their concerns with those who can help. In addition to the high school students on the panel and in our audience, four local student and family advocates and professionals – George Bushey, Depew High School; Aundrea Sanders, Buffalo Public Schools; Janet Cerra, Kenmore-Tonawanda; and Lamont Williams, Hillside Family Services - provide feedback and perspective on the student, peer, family and school environments that exist today.  The community will hear directly from student panelists, their classmates and others in the audience to explore concerns and offer insights for change. The hope is to not only bring issues of concern from students to the forefront, but to seek resolution, offer next step scenarios and empower each person attending to take something back to their school and community for change.


Participating high schools are: Bishop Timon St. Jude High School, Burgard High School, Cheektowaga Central High School, Depew High School, Global Concepts Charter School, Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Kenmore East High School, Kenmore West High School, Leonardo Da Vinci High School, Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School, Mount St. Mary Academy, Riverside Institute of Technology, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, and St. Mary’s of Lancaster High School.





Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #StudentVoicesWBFO 

and visit the Focus on Education website for program stories at:


Watch the Focus on Education: Student Voices trailer

Student Voices will be featured in a WBFO 4-part series leading up to the television broadcast.

Listen to: Student Voices: Part 1

Listen to: Student Voices: Part 2

Listen to: Student Voices: Part 3

Listen to: Student Voices: Part 4



This town hall is made possible in part by

the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate Let’s Make it Happen Initiative.




Published in Slideshow - Home Page
Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00

7% Impact

WNED-TV is one of the most watched PBS television stations. Since 1977, Classical 94.5 has offered round the clock classical music. WBFO is already a compelling News & Information station and is growing every day. All three of your stations could be so much stronger. But they need to be financially supported by the people that use them.

The PBS/NPR industry average of member-to-audience is 7%. WNED|WBFO are at only 4%, which is hard to understand. Hence, we are launching 7% Impact – an endeavor to bring the ratio up to industry standards and strengthen your public broadcasting stations’ programming. You can make the difference with your financial support! Be part of 7% Impact now. 

Contribute to WNED-TV     Contribute to Classical 94.5 WNED     Contribute to WBFO-FM 88.7 



See all the 7% Impact videos

Published in Slideshow - Home Page