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Monday, 13 January 2014 14:55


“Making a Difference” will recognize and encourage the selflessness that shapes our community. Nominations are currently open. 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto is launching a new multimedia initiative that recognizes area citizens who are contributing to the betterment of our community. “Making a Difference” will spotlight individuals who are going above and beyond to make Western New York a better place to live. It is also meant to encourage other residents to participate in meaningful activities that make a difference in the lives of others.


“There are so many stories of friends, neighbors and colleagues who are giving back to our community in extraordinary ways,” said Donald K. Boswell, WNED ǀ WBFO president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to be able to tell some of these stories using our airwaves and honor these very deserving nominees.”

“Making a Difference” will highlight seven individuals in a half-hour television documentary to air on WNED-TV and with radio reports on WBFO-FM 88.7. Information about those being recognized will also be featured on wned.org, wbfo.org and station social media sites.

“This is the kind of program we appreciate sharing with the community,” said Lynne Bader, senior producer at WNED-TV. “Perhaps you know of someone serving the underprivileged, inspiring our youth or caring for the elderly. These are people who deserve recognition and through their work, encourage all of us to make a difference.”

WNED ǀ WBFO is currently seeking nominations for this prestigious recognition. Individuals wishing to nominate a community hero can fill out an online form at wned.org or wbfo.org or request a paper nomination form by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (716) 845-7000, ext. 251.


WNED ǀ WBFO Media Contact:
Megan M. Wagner, Director of Corporate Communications
(716) 845.7155 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WNED ǀ WBFO Production Contact:
Lynne Bader, Senior Producer
(716) 845-7000, ext. 251 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


About Radio

Classical 94.5 WNED-FM is the area’s 24-hour classical music service. The station harbors an ongoing broadcast and production relationship with the Grammy award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The new series “Young Performers” features the most accomplished, young regional musicians who are achieving positive and cultural contributions through music.

WBFO-FM 88.7 continues to produce award-winning news that makes it one of the top news stations in the area. The station is dedicated to providing the best in local news coverage to compliment national and world coverage from NPR and the BBC. Unique programming on the WBFO-FM 88.7 includes “Innovation Trail,” “Theatre Talk,” as well as Jazz and Blues music, and the station regularly files reports for NPR.

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