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Buffalo Toronto Public Media Mission 

Engaging our communities through exploration and entertainment--everywhere.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media

History

For over 60 years, audiences have turned to member-supported Buffalo Toronto Public Media as a powerful and trusted resource.

Today, Buffalo Toronto Public Media is a leading binational public broadcasting organization operating three television stations and three radio stations, all locally programmed. Programs and outreach explore and address interests relevant to the Buffalo and Toronto area.

WNED PBS produces original documentaries for local and national audiences. Major productions include "The Warrior Tradition," “The Canadian Rockies by Rail,” “The War of 1812,” "Reimagining a Landmark," “Remembering Western New York,” “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo,” and “Niagara Falls.” Nielsen figures show that WNED PBS is consistently the most watched PBS member station in the U.S. during primetime.

WNED Create

 

WNED Create features the Create content service. This programming features exceptional how-to programming, featuring series and marathons in cooking, travel, arts and crafts, home improvement and more!

WNED PBS KIDS brings you your favorite PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on an additional television channel as well as a live stream on digital platforms, making it easy for children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high. This service expands the reach and impact that Buffalo Toronto Public Media already has in our community, where we provide essential services for families.

WNED Classical

WNED Classical is the area’s 24-hour classical music service. The station harbors an ongoing broadcast and production relationship with the Grammy award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Tune in for symphonies, operas and concerts by philharmonic orchestras around the world. WNED Classical is broadcast on 94.5 FM in Buffalo and is also heard on 89.7 FM WNJA in Jamestown. Buffalo Toronto Public Media's Classical music station can also be streamed on our apps or website.
 

WBFO NPR

WBFO, your NPR station, continues to produce award-winning news that makes it one of the top news stations in the area. The station is dedicated to providing the best in local news coverage to complement national and world coverage from NPR and the BBC. In addition to providing timely, accurate and balanced coverage of day-to-day happenings, WBFO produces comprehensive “deep-dive” reports on issues of importance to our communities. Other unique programming on WBFO includes original productions like "What's Next?", "Mindful Music," "Friday Night Lights,"  and the "WBFO Docu-Hour " alongside public radio favorites like “Wait Wait Don't Tell Me” and “Science Friday." WBFO broadcasts at 88.7 FM in Buffalo, 91.3 FM in Olean and 88.1 FM in Jamestown. Buffalo Toronto Public Media's NPR station can also be streamed on our apps or website.

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From the fringes of mainstream pop to progressive artists around the world, WBFO The Bridge is home to the groundbreaking, alternative and occasionally idiosyncratic music of today alongside beloved classics. Basically, it’s college radio for adults.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s community-supported alternative music service, The Bridge can be heard on WBFO HD-2 or streamed on wbfo.org/the-bridge or our apps.

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Buffalo Toronto Public Media engages our communities through captivating digital media, learning opportunities, unique events, and enlightening programming. From dramas and documentaries on WNED PBS, to trusted news and information on WBFO, beautiful music on WNED Classical, and the latest and greatest hits on WBFO The Bridge, Buffalo Toronto Public Media is here to serve and entertain our region.

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WNED PBS's COMMITMENT TO CANADA

The support WNED PBS has received from our Southern Ontario viewers has enabled the station to enrich countless lives through the quality and impact of public television.

Thank You 

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Buffalo Toronto Public Media is grateful to our many local individual, corporate, foundation, and government funders, including the County of Erie. 

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Buffalo Toronto Public Media programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.