Tuesday, 17 December 2013 17:14

Underwriting - Watch and Listen


These are samples of our television sponsors' messages, using their B-roll video or digital photos

to produce these spots at no-charge. The radio spots are also produced at no-charge. 


For-profit TV Sponsor / Winery

Non-profit TV Sponsor / Museum


For-profit Radio Sponsor

Auto Dealer

Non-profit Radio Sponsor

Art Guild


For-profit TV Sponsor / Tour

Non-profit TV Sponsor /Performance


For-profit Radio Sponsor

Business Exposition Event

Non-profit Radio Sponsor



For-profit TV Sponsor / Automotive

Non-profit TV Sponsor / Concert



 No Matter Where Your Business is Located, It Should Be Here




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Request Underwriting and Sponsorship Information
Gordon Bayliss, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
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Published in Underwriting
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 15:11

Bequests and Planned Gifts


There are many ways to give as you plan for your future and the future of family, friends and your favorite charities and community assets.  We hope you will include WNED|WBFO in those plans.

Below you will find a variety of gift planning techniques.  Always consult with your attorney, CPA and/or financial advisor as you select the gift plan most advantageous for you.

Once you inform WNED|WBFO that you have made a bequest or other planned gift, you become a member of The WNED|WBFO Legacy Society.





Ways to Give 

Bequest:  Promise a legacy gift without affecting your current cash flow by naming The WNED Foundation in your will, living trust, or IRA.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Make a large gift, protected by a trust and create a flexible source of retirement income for life.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust:  Make a large gift, protected by a trust, and receive a fixed-income payout each year for life.
Testamentary Life Income Gift: Structure a gift within your estate plan and benefit both The WNED Foundation with a legacy and your family with income.
Charitable Lead Trust:  Working with advisors, create a legacy gift that helps pass appreciated assets to family members while contributing cash to WNED.
Retained Life Estate:  Make your legacy a donation of a residence while keeping the right to continue living there throughout your lifetime.


Assets You Can Give 

Cash:  Maximizes charitable deduction and provides immediate benefit to WNED.
Appreciated Securities:  Makes use of the IRS’ tax break on capital gains and puts the appreciated value created to work for WNED.
Real Estate:  Can make a substantial gift when residential, commercial, or undeveloped property qualifies for transfer to The WNED Foundation.
Insurance Policies:  Policies that are no longer needed in your family’s future can help secure WNED’s.
*Retirement Plans:  IRAs, 401(k) s, and the like, can make a tax-advantaged legacy gift.  Promising the balance to The WNED Foundation may benefit your heirs


For more information contact:
Colleen Miller, Director of Major and Plannned Giving Programs
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Published in Major Gifts
Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:54

Membership Help

Our business hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. You may reach us via email, phone or mail.


Please complete our Membership Contact form. Your email will be answered within 24 hours, on business days.
During peak times, this may extend to 48 hours. If you do not receive a response in that time, please check your junk/spam folder.


(716) 845-7038
(800) 678-1873 toll free

Your telephone call may be answered by voice mail during peak business hours.
Please leave your name and telephone number, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.


Send letters to:
 United States:  
 WNED | WBFO Membership  
 PO Box 1263  
 Buffalo,  NY 14240-1263  

 WNED | WBFO Membership
 PO Box 399
 Fort Erie, ON L2A 5N1

Send payments to:
United States:   
 PO Box 806  
 Buffalo, NY 14240-0806                                

 PO Box 25080
 Station A
 Toronto, ON M5W 2X8


Published in Membership
Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:32

Privacy Policy


WNED|WBFO collects contact information for the purpose of promotion and solicitation. WNED|WBFO does on occasion exchange its donor list with like-minded not-for-profit organizations, to reach new audiences and potential members. All exchanges follow the guidelines of the WNYPBA List Exchange Policy below.



Western New York
Public Broadcasting Association
List Exchange Policy


Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNYPBA) will not exchange its membership or donor file with any political party or politically motivated organization for any purpose, including and most notably donor prospecting or solicitation.


WNYPBA will only exchange selected membership or donor names with not-for-profit or arts/cultural organizations with similar mission, for the purpose of expanding its prospective donor base. WNYPBA will not trade (nor does it expect to receive in return) member/donor telephone numbers or donor histories.


WNYPBA will, on occasion and with the assistance of a commercial list broker, rent names of magazine subscribers and catalogue shoppers. The selected publication lists must be relevant to WNYPBA’s programming, or must reflect the psychographics of WNYPBA’s audience.


WNYPBA members may request that their name not be traded. The member or his/her assign must make this request, by contacting WNYPBA’s membership department. This information is printed on the masthead of each issue of WNYPBA’s membership magazine.


Any third party service provider (list broker, direct mail house or consultant) must abide by WNYPBA’s policy, and will only be engaged by WNYPBA if it agrees to allow WNYPBA full control over list exchange decisions. Such requests must be made in writing to the Director of Membership or President/CEO.


Adopted July 30, 1999, Board of Trustees




Published in Membership
Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:12

Member Benefits

WNED | WBFO Member Card

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With your gift of $10 per month or $120 per year or more, WNED | WBFO offers you the chance to become a card-carrying member with the MemberCard. The card provides you with discounts at businesses that share your commitment to public broadcasting in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

  • 2-for-1 savings at over 200 binational restaurants, performances and cultural attractions
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  • access to thousands of benefits nationwide

Get your WNED | WBFO MemberCard with a contribution today!

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Sign up now for to receive the most up-to-date information about new or changed benefits. You'll receive an email if there are updates for WNED | WBFO.

Published in Membership