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BTPM Media News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 29, 2020

Media Contact: Heather Hare

Senior Director, Corporate Communications

(716) 845.7155 • hhare@wned.org

"A Life of Service” Celebrates Career of BTPM President & CEO Don Boswell

Programs to air on WNED PBS, WBFO, and WNED Classical

After 23 years with Buffalo Toronto Public Media, and 53 years in the public broadcasting system, President & CEO Donald K. Boswell has a wealth of experiences to share about his career and his life of service. WNED PBS, WBFO, and WNED Classical will showcase the highlights of Boswell’s career with radio and television interview programs beginning in early January.

Join BTPM hosts as they delve into the mind of Boswell, a public broadcasting trailblazer who retires in June 2021. He talks about his start in public broadcasting in Pittsburgh working with the iconic Fred Rogers, the lessons he learned while in public broadcasting, and the future of Buffalo Toronto Public Media in our region. It’s a special look inside an industry that provides a unique service to our community — thought-provoking entertainment, education, and in-depth news content.

“A Life of Service: A Conversation with Don Boswell,” an hour-long television program hosted by long-time BTPM personality Mark Scott, will premiere on WNED PBS Monday, Jan. 11, at 10 pm. The WNED PBS program includes highlights of the local and national television productions created by the station, and discussion about the impact of Canada on the organization. The program will be repeated Jan. 16 at 4 am, Jan. 17 at 5:30 pm, Jan. 30 at 2:30 pm, and Feb. 26 at 8 pm.

“A Life of Service: A Conversation with Don Boswell on WBFO,” an hour-long radio program hosted by WBFO News Director Dave Debo, will premiere on WBFO Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7 pm. The program covers the purchase of WBFO from the University at Buffalo, the growth of the station from that point forward, and changes made during Boswell’s leadership. The program will be repeated Jan. 9 at 4 pm, Jan. 21 at 2 pm, Jan. 24 at 1 pm, and Jan. 28 at 9 pm.

“A Life of Service: A Conversation with Don Boswell on WNED Classical,” a 30-minute radio program hosted by WNED Classical Director Mark Michaud, will premiere on WNED Classical Saturday, Jan. 2 at 4 pm, following opera programming. This radio program includes important milestones WNED Classical has experienced under Boswell’s leadership, including its multiple collaborations with other arts organizations, local radio productions created by the station, and partnerships formed for presentation of community events. The program will be repeated Jan. 8 at 11:30 pm, Jan. 10 at 8:30 pm, and Jan. 19 at 6:30 pm.

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