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Press Room
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 19:47

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In the race for the New York governor’s office, Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, Republican candidate Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Party candidate Michael McDermott, will debate live from the WNED-TV studios in downtown Buffalo. “Election ‘14: The Race for Governor” will air on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. and is sponsored by The Buffalo News and WNED | WBFO.

The hour-long debate will be simulcast live on WNED-TV and WBFO-FM 88.7 and will be the only televised debate for the 2014 gubernatorial race. The debate will be offered for broadcast to public television and radio stations across the state.  Questions will be posed by three panelists, yet to be named. WBFO-FM News Director Brian Meyer will moderate.

New Yorkers from around the state will have the opportunity to submit questions to the candidates by visiting buffalonews.com/debate.

The live event is open to an invitation-only studio audience. Election ‘14: The Race for Governor” will be streamed online at WBFO.org (audio only) and buffalonews.com.

A press area with audio feed will be set up to accommodate local media outlets. To obtain required press credentials, contact Megan Wagner at (716) 845-7155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On the night of the debate, The Buffalo News will provide high-resolution photos and a story to any interested media outlets. For more information, contact Emily Kelley at (716) 849-4504.

 

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Debate hashtag: #nysgovdebate

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Friday, 03 October 2014 16:15

Billy the Kid and the Regulators, finalists in the 2014 International Blues Challenge, to headline

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto is pleased to announce the 2014 WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the WNED ǀ WBFO studios.

Headlining WBFO’s Buffalo Blues Bash is Billy the Kid and the Regulators, a high powered, guitar driven, rhythm and blues band based in Pittsburgh. Lead singer Billy Evanochko is widely-known across the Steel City for his impassioned lyrics, seductive vocals, and stinging guitar riffs. Together with his band, The Regulators, they deliver a well-balanced dose of funky rhythm and blues, with heart and soul being the main ingredient.  Billy the Kid and the Regulators were finalists at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.

Opening for the event is local favorite the Tommy Z Band. Tommy Z is a contemporary blues guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer. Though he is a guitar-driven electric blues-based stylist onstage, in the studio Tommy composes a variety of music.

“Last year’s Buffalo Blues Bash was a huge success,” said WNED ǀ WBFO president and CEO Donald K. Boswell. “It’s a testament to how deeply rooted blues music is in our community and we’re thrilled to bring this event back again in 2014.”

WNED | WBFO continues its commitment to bringing top performing acts to the event, along with fostering local talent. Headlining last year’s sold-out event was the Selwyn Birchwood Band, winners of the 2013 International Blues Challenge, and the opening performers were Buffalo blues favorite, Dive House Union. 

Tickets are $18 for WNED ǀ WBFO members and $20 for advanced purchase. The price increases to $25 when bought at the door the night of the event, if the event isn’t sold out.  Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

 For tickets, visit wbfo.org, wned.org or call WNED ǀ WBFO at 1-800-678-1873.

About WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto

Through WBFO-FM 88.7, WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV and Classical 94.5 WNED, member-supported WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED ǀ WBFO can be found at wned.org.

 

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Facebook:  WBFO to host Buffalo Blues Bash on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. featuring the Billy the Kid and the Regulators and Tommy Z. #BuffaloBluesBash


Twitter:  @WBFO to host #BuffaloBluesBash on 10/18 at 7 p.m. with @BtkbluesKid and
@GuitarTommyZ!


Event hashtag: #BuffaloBluesBash

Thursday, 04 September 2014 14:05

Brad Mazon, Ph.D. has been named as director of foundation and community development at WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto. Mazon, of West Seneca, has previously served as the dean for resource development for the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) where he developed, monitored, and promoted all phases of external funding activities, including public and private funding relationships. He raised approximately $3.75 million in public and private sector support in Asia and North America for the college.