WNED-TV consistently ranks among the most-watched U.S. public television stations in prime time. Our popular line-up draws from PBS and various other sources, including the BBC and American Public Television. As a leading producer of single-topic documentaries, our national and regional broadcasts have been seen by millions of people across the continent, stimulating cultural and heritage tourism to the Buffalo/Niagara/Toronto region.
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ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV continues its commitment to quality health and wellness programming. Also in the mix are outstanding news and information shows as well as independent films with a global perspective.
WBFO-FM 88.7 has the largest radio newsroom staff in the Buffalo/Niagara region. In addition to extensive local and regional journalism, WBFO also features the best of public radio from NPR, PRI, the BBC and American Public Media.
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Classical 94.5 WNED is a robust full-time service that provides the best of our regional, national, and international classical music scene. Some of public radio’s most knowledgeable announcers curate programming from a music library boasting more than 32,000 CDs.
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ThinkBright is the education and outreach arm of WNED | WBFO. This department creates educational materials related to WNED-TV productions, distributes materials to educators and organizations in Western New York, coordinates PBS TeacherLine NY and promotes English and math literacy throughout our community.
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Chair: Brian E. KeatingVice Chair: Karen ArrisonSecretary: Timothy W. HooverTreasurer: Michael Winter
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Meetings of the WNY Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA), most of its committees, and the WNYPBA’s Community Advisory Board are open to the public. Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held at our studios located at 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202. Members of the public who are interested in attending a meeting should phone Molly Oshei at (716) 845-7000.
Certain meetings, or portions of meetings, may be closed to the public to address matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, litigation, and other matters requiring the confidential advice of counsel, commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property or services whenever the premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of any such organization.
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Welcome to WNED ǀ WBFO's annual report for fiscal year 2014. As we reflect on another year of exciting television, radio and education, we are grateful for your support, participation and encouragement along the way!
Past annual reports:
FY 2013 WNED|WBFO Annual Report FY 2012 WNED Annual Report 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Report 2012 Local Content and Service Report to the Community2013 Local Content and Service Report to the Community2014 Local Content and Service Report to the Community
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Donald K. BoswellPresident and CEO
Sylvia BennettSenior Vice President, Development and Corporate Communications
Ron SantoraVice President, Broadcasting/Station Manager
David C. RottermanVice President, Television Production
Nancy HammondVice President, Finance and CFO
Gordon BaylissVice President, Sales & Marketing
John Craig, Ph.DVice President, Education and Outreach
Joseph PumaVice President, Engineering & Technology
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William G. Gisel, Jr.
Robert M. Greene, Esq.
Kevin T. Keane
Mary Ann Lauricella
Dennis M. Penman
Sue M. Wardynski
Chair: Brian Keating
Vice Chair: Karen Arrison
Secretary: Timothy W. Hoover
Treasurer: Michael Winter
Donald K. Boswell
Stephen C. Dunnett, Ph.D.
Phillip L. Glick, M.D.
Timothy W. Hoover
Brian E. Keating
Tae K. Kim
Britta L. McKenna
Theresa E. Quinn
David O’Rourke, Ph.D.
Michael A. Rivera
Mary Rech Rockwell
WNED | WBFO ADMINISTRATION
Bree Bishop BoveSenior Director of Membership
Sharon CongelliDirector of Human Resources
Eileen Koteras ElibolArt Director
Megan WagnerDirector of Corporate Communications
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