Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00

Seven Percent

 

WNED-TV is one of the most watched PBS television stations. Since 1977, Classical 94.5 has offered round the clock classical music. WBFO is already a compelling News & Information station and is growing every day. All three of your stations could be so much stronger. But they need to be financially supported by the people that use them.

The PBS/NPR industry average of member-to-audience is 7%. WNED|WBFO are at only 4%, which is hard to understand. Hence, we are launching 7% Impact – an endeavor to bring the ratio up to industry standards and strengthen your public broadcasting stations’ programming. You can make the difference with your financial support! Be part of 7% Impact now.

 

 

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 13:17

WBFO-FM 88.7 Launches Local Sports Segment

WBFO-FM 88.7 is introducing a new regular segment to its morning news lineup during the Bills season. “Beyond the Playbook” will provide insightful and lively commentary on the Buffalo Bills. WBFO morning host Jay Moran and commentator Matt Sabuda will chat twice a week about a broader team perspective, highlighting trends and developments with the Bills on and off the field.

“We know that Buffalo is a die-hard sports town and many of our regular listeners are avid Bills fans,” said WNED ǀ WBFO president and CEO Donald K. Boswell. “This new segment will allow our listeners to keep up with the Bills while enjoying the in-depth news programming that WBFO and NPR offers in the morning.”

The new segment will premiere on Monday, September 8 and will be heard each Monday and Friday mornings at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. during “Morning Edition.”

Matt Sabuda is a life-long Bills fan and season ticket-holder who is a founding director of the Buffalo Fan Alliance. He is frequently interviewed by local radio and television stations and has contributed perspectives on football to numerous publications. He previously worked in media relations for the Buffalo Bills. The Elmwood Village resident attended New York University and has a communications degree from Canisius College.

Jay Moran is also a life-long Bills fan and season ticket-holder whose radio career in the Buffalo region spans three decades.

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:42

Happy Birthday, George Gershwin!

Libras are said to be charming, outgoing, artistic types and American composer George Gershwin, born September 26, 1898, was a society darling. If there was a piano at any gathering, George would be playing music and entertaining all.

Gershwin is known for his jazz inspired opera Porgy and Bess  as well as the jazzy Rhapsody in Blue, but he turned to Ferde Grofe (of Grand Canyon Suite fame) to orchestrate it. Following the success of his rhapsody, he was under some pressure to compose his Piano Concerto F  and adding to the pressure, Gershwin wanted to compose both the orchestral part as well as the piano solo. However, being the socialite he was, finding quiet time was almost impossible. So it was arranged that he could squirrel himself away in one of the practice shacks at the Chautauqua Institution and finish it!

This month's classical composer profile was written by Peter Hall, Classical 94.5 WNED program host.

 

 

 

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Sunday, 31 August 2014 09:00

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

September 14th-20th at 8 p.m. on WNED-TV  

Ken Burns's seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.  The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. 

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