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Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.
Join us for the 25th anniversary of Motown, with reunions of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and more! Hosted by legendary comedian Richard Pryor, this amazing MY MUSIC special has not been seen on broadcast TV in more than 20 years. Be sure to catch "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever," for an unforgettable night of music and memories!
"Buffalo's First Ward" premieres on Monday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
The First Ward built Buffalo and, to some degree, America. The industries that blossomed along the shores of the Buffalo River and Lake Erie are largely responsible for creating Buffalo as a manufacturing and industrial powerhouse from the early 1800s through the mid-1900s. Buffalo’s industrial strength fueled American economic growth and expansion.
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“Buffalo’s First Ward,” airing Monday, March 2 at 8 p.m. on WNED-TV, tells the story of the treasured neighborhood through the voices of those who live there. The program captures feelings of camaraderie and through it teaches us about where Buffalo has been and also where it might be going.
The fortunes of the First Ward, and those who lived there, ebbed and flowed with the tide of industry. When industry boomed, so did the Ward. When times were lean, they were lean everywhere. “Buffalo’s First Ward” is the history of the neighborhood from its settling, through the initial shipping boom of the 1800s, the industrial boom of the early and mid-1900s, to its decline at the end of the 20th century and through to its rebirth today.
Blues returns to WNED | WBFO on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
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2015 WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash performers:
Ghost Town Blues Band
Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues band with an intimate knowledge of both blues, rock and improvisational jams. At the same time, the band’s raw energy and intensity is reminiscent of some of the best blues that rock n' roll has ever offered. The band can turn on a dime from North Mississippi hill country grooves to classic electric urban blues and funk. This Memphis-based, gritty, six-piece has been touring the U.S. since its inception in 2009, gaining a strong following within the blues and Jam Band circuit. Ghost Town Blues Band were 2nd place winners at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.
The Patti Parks Band
The Patti Parks Band is one of Western New York’s most versatile and experienced groups, comprised of the most talented musicians that have come along in a long time. From original musical arrangements to blues to Motown and more, The Patti Parks Band is not the same old thing.
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 WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash sponsor, contact Gordon Bayliss at 716-845-2201 or
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2015 Nominations now open!!
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In January of 2014, WNED | WBFO Buffalo-Toronto launched an initiative to recognize everyday citizens of Western New York who are committed to making a positive impact in their communities. “Making a Difference” was created to capture the stories of true champions who dedicate their time to worthy causes, emphasize the importance of volunteerism and encourage others to step in and lend a helping hand. The response was overwhelming, as over 300 nominations were received for this recognition.
“Making a Difference,” aired Monday, February 2 on WNED-TV, and highlights eight very deserving individuals. Radio spotlights will also air throughout February on WBFO-FM 88.7.
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“Making a Difference” is funded in part by First Niagara Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable foundation committed to supporting organizations that make a difference in our communities.
Aaron Bartley, Co-Founder of PUSH Buffalo (People United for Sustainable Housing) has long been a supporter of Buffalo. “You know, I think Buffalo is a city that you can really, um, romanticize and fall in love with.” He says. Even though he spent some years exploring other areas of the country, the Queen city – and a specific area kept calling him back. Why? The people needed his help. Read more…
Sister Janet DiPasquale finds joy and fulfillment in helping young homeless teenage girls by running a program called TRY, or Teaching and Restoring Youth. Standing all of 5 feet tall, this tiny woman exudes a no-nonsense attitude combined with enormous spirit. She’s a woman whose purpose is to help those in need, and in her words, considers it a calling. Read more…
Dr. Myron Glick has always believed in the power of family medicine, and what he can do as a family physician to help transform lives, especially the lives of the most vulnerable. Having grown up in Central America, he imagined traveling back after attending medical school at the University at Buffalo. Instead, there was undeniable need right here in Western New York. Read more…
Ken and Kim Hansen of West Seneca, New York were devastated by the loss of their daughter Amanda due to carbon monoxide poisoning in 2009. While she was staying overnight at a friend’s home, a faulty boiler released deadly gas into the air. This tragedy has changed their lives forever, but ken has found a way to help others through his grief. Read more…
Former NBA player Willie “Hutch” Jones, “Hutch” as he is better known, is one of those special Buffalonians who left to see the world, and returned more determined than ever to use his talents to help young people. After enjoying a basketball career both here and overseas, Buffalo was calling him home. Read more…
Greg is one tough kid with a really big heart. Very early in his life, he was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis - a condition presents itself as tumors throughout the inside and outside of his body. Greg is now 13 years old and the largest encompasses his entire right leg. Read more…
John Mika, a retired auto worker at GM for 30 years, went back to school and received his teaching degree. His hope was to begin a hybrid retirement as a substitute teacher. Upon entering classrooms throughout Western New York, and particularly in the city of Buffalo, John realized students and teachers were lacking basic supplies. He felt moved to find an answer to this problem. Read more…
MarCe Zerrate, a native of Colombia, fled her country in 1999 in search of a safer and happy life in the United States. Now, the Queen City is home – and MarCe dedicates much of her time celebrating cultural diversity by educating others about her own Colombian heritage. Read more…
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