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.

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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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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.

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Friday, 12 September 2014 18:24

WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash

Blues returns to WNED | WBFO on Saturday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Join us for another fantastic night of music in our studios! 

2014 WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash performers:

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.

 

 

   

 

Tommy Z Band

Tommy Z is a contemporary blues guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer from right here in Buffalo. Though he is a guitar-driven electric blues-based stylist onstage, in the studio Tommy composes a variety of music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Tickets:

  • $25 at the door the night of the event.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tasty food, wine and beer will be available for purchase so come hungry and thirsty!

 

To find out how your company can be a Buffalo Blues Bash sponsor, call Gordon Bayliss at 716-845-2201.

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:15

Board of Trustees and Meeting Schedule

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

CHAIR EMERITI:

William G. Gisel, Jr.
Robert M. Greene, Esq.
Kevin T. Keane
Mary Ann Lauricella
Dennis M. Penman
Sue M. Wardynski

 

OFFICERS:

 

Chair:                   Brian E. Keating
Vice Chair:          Karen Arrison
Secretary:           Timothy W. Hoover
Treasurer:           Michael Winter

 

TRUSTEES:

Karen Arrison                                                                
Tricia Barrett                                                                                                                    
Donald K. Boswell                                                          
Barry Brandon                                                                
David K. Chamberlain
Stephen C. Dunnett, Ph.D.                                           
Michael Giaquinto                                                         
Phillip L. Glick, M.D.
Timothy W. Hoover
Maureen O. Hurley
Brian E. Keating
Tae K. Kim
Britta L. McKenna
David O'Rourke, Ph.D.
Theresa E. Quinn
John Reinhold
Michael A. Rivera
Kathleen Rizzo Young

Mary Rech Rockwell
Joseph V. Saffire
Michael Winter

 

MEETING SCHEDULE
                                                      

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 14203. 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.

Board of Trustees:

January 29, 2015 at noon

Executive Committee:

January 22, 2015 at noon (Closed Meeting)

Audit Committee:

TBD

Community Advisory Committee:

February 24, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Educational Services Advisory Committee:

November 3, 2014 at 2 PM

Radio Advisory Committee:

TBD

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