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.

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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.

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Around the world with WNED | WBFO

Travel the world with WNED | WBFO on exciting and exclusive excursions designed for fans of WNED | WBFO. Learn about our trip to see Come From Away in Toronto in March.

Share Your Story
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.

Introducing Reach Out - Recognize Relationship Abuse

One in three teenagers will experience some form of abuse in their dating relationships. WNED | WBFO has partnered with the Family Justice Center of Erie County to bring you Reach Out - Recognize Relationship Abuse, online and on television to help give you the tools you need to start a conversation with someone you think might be in an abusive relationship.

Visit the Project Website- reachoutwny.org

See what's new in WNED|WBFO Passport in March 2019

Highlights of the great new programming available to WNED|WBFO Passport Members. New videos added in March include: Margaret - The Rebel Princess, Equus - The Story of the Horse, Finding Your Roots 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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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!
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Making Buffalo Home | Immigration and Our Economy

Host, Ba Zan Lin and guests, Eva Hassett from the International Institute of Buffalo and Bruce Fisher, columnist for The Public and economics teacher at Buffalo State College talked about the ways immigration impacts an economy like Buffalo.

They made connections in education, healthcare, the housing market, entrepreneurship, tourism, and the work force.

WNED-TV Facebook Live | Watch Online Now

Making Buffalo Home | Understanding the Refugee Process

Many people may not fully understand how refugees come to the U.S., where they come from, or why. There are also questions about how refugees are evaluated and admitted, the support they receive when they arrive, and the contributions they make to the community. In this first in a series of videos, WNED | WBFO explores the refugee process in order to answer these and other questions.

WBFO 's Mental Health Initiative | Facebook Live

Crisis Services: A Lifeline for Hope | Watch

As part of our Community Conversations on Mental Health series, WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley went inside Crisis Services, the 24-hour agency which handles more than 85,000 calls each year.

WBFO 's Mental Health Initiative | Facebook Live

Teaching Mental Health | Watch

A new law requires that mental health education be provided to students across every classroom in New York. WBFO examines the issue.