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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WBFO 88.7 Your NPR Station
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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.

Celebrate the joy of reading and the books we love!

Celebrate the power of reading, told through the prism of North America’s 100 best-loved novels. Voting is now open.

See what's new in WNED|WBFO Passport in September!

Highlights of the great new programming available to WNED|WBFO Passport Members. New videos added in August include: Frankie Drake Mysteries, Kingdoms of the Sky, No Passport Required and more. Become a WNED | WBFO Member, sign in and start streaming today!

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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!
Featured Videos

Love Canal | 40 Years Later

Archived news coverage from WNED-TV provides a look at the Love Canal environmental disaster, which forced many families to move from their Niagara Falls, N.Y., neighborhood.

Community Conversations on Mental Health
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Community Conversations on Mental Health

Senior reporter Eileen Buckley lead a discussion about the evolution of treatments for mental illness – and how Buffalo’s Richardson complex was a symbol of those changes.