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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Listen Live: WBFO-FM 88.7

Listen Live: Classical 94.5 WNED FM

Listen Live: JazzWorks


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 June 2019

Highlights of the great new programming available to WNED|WBFO Passport Members. New videos added in May include: Unforgotten from MASTERPIECE, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Breakthrough: Ideas that Changed the World and more. Become a WNED | WBFO Member, sign in and start streaming today!

CAll For Volunteers

Help us showcase Oshawa!

Our Town is a video scrapbook of the people, places and happenings of Oshawa, Ontario as seen through the eyes of their residents.

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.

Sacred Classics

Classical 94.5 WNED presents “Sacred Classics” every Sunday morning from 7 to 9. Scott Sackett will feature 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!

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.

Having trouble receiving WBFO?
We’re building a stronger WBFO.

Starting this weekend, we’re installing a new transmitter—but while we do that, you might not hear our signal in all the place you usually do, at the level you are used to. WBFO HD1 and JazzWorks WBFO HD 2 will also be down for a while.

We hope to be at full power by Thursday, June 27—but in the meantime, you can always stream us live on our website, or listen on our app—available in the App store or at Google play.

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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!