Public Media for Western New York and Southern Ontario

WNED | WBFO is a trusted public media resource that enriches its audiences by providing educational, entertaining programming and services, as well as engaging the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities through cultural and civic involvement.

WNED Classical 94.5, Your Classical Escape
WNED thinkbright Create
WBFO 88.7 Your NPR Station
WNED |WBFO Passport


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WNED | WBFO serves the people of Western New York and Southern Ontario with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide our audiences with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone; and engage individuals to share their stories. We help teachers, students and their parents thrive in 21st century classrooms, and take people of all ages on a journey of exploration—exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public service.

Celebrating 60 Years of WNED-TV!

March 30, 2019 marked the 60th Anniversary of WNED-TV! Join us for a look back at our history.

Wherever you listen, wherever you watch, wherever you stream, wherever you learn, wherever you play . . . discover how to connect with the many platforms WNED | WBFO offers.

See what's new in WNED|WBFO Passport in January 2020

Highlights of the great new programming available to WNED | WBFO Passport Members. New videos available in January include: Sanditon from MASTERPIECE, Earth's Sacred Wonders, Kinky Boots from Great Performances and more. Become a WNED | WBFO Member, sign in and start streaming today!

WNED | WBFO Legacy Giving: Ken Burns and the value of PBS

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns shares the importance of estate plans for the future of public broadcasting. To learn more about making a planned gift to WNED |WBFO, contact Colleen Miller at 716-845-7031 or cmiller@wned.org.

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WNED Kid Fest Returns!

This fun-filled family weekend takes place annually each winter. We host Kid Fest in both Burlington, Ontario and in downtown Buffalo, NY.

Celebrity Che's Table at WNED
inaugural fundraising culinary dinner experience

Celebrity Chef's Table at WNED

You’re invited to WNED ’s inaugural fundraising culinary dinner experience featuring a delicious menu and stories from Celebrity Chef Jack Bishop from America's Test Kitchen.

Around the World With WNED | WBFO

Cruising the Mighty Mississippi | October 18 - 26, 2020

Join WNED | WBFO on our latest travel adventure from October 18–26, 2020: an exploration of the lower Mississippi River.


$1 Million in Awards to Honor Local Change Makers

WNED | WBFO salutes the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for helping to ignite change in WNY for 100 years! The Centennials were created to mark this milestone.

MAking Buffalo Home | Share Your Story

Share Your Story

We are collecting stories of people in our community who have come to America and set roots in Western New York. We want to add your family story to our Making Buffalo Home Mosaic.

PBS Presents

History of the PBS Logo

See the evolution of the PBS logo, from 1970 to 2019.

Sacred Classics

Classical 94.5 WNED presents “Sacred Classics” every Sunday morning from 7 to 9. Scott Sackett features great timeless works for choir and orchestra.

Welcome to wned.org

The WNED | WBFO website provides schedules, streaming, information, screening and event details, original digital content not available on our broadcast channels and so much more!

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Our Apps

Enjoy the WNED-TV, WBFO, Classical 94.5 WNED and JazzWorks apps, now available on Apple and Android smart phones and tablets! The apps have everything you love most about our radio stations. Features include live streaming of local and national news coverage, the ability to search playlists easily for your favorite pieces of classical music and much more. Fan of all three stations? Each app flips seamlessly to whichever station you feel like listening to. Our apps give you the very best public media has to offer. Download them for free to your smart phone and tablet in the iTunes or Google Play store today!