Celebrating 60 Years!
WBFO signed on the air January 6, 1959 beginning a legacy of community services that continues today.
WBFO is the NPR station in Western New York and operates the largest radio newsroom in the region. Our staff has nearly four centuries of combined experience. In recent years, WBFO has won more Associated Press awards than any other radio station – public or commercial – in the state. The station’s reporting on a range of issues has also won numerous national and regional awards.
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. Reporters assigned to our Education Desk, Business & Economy Desk, Arts & Culture Desk and Health & Wellness Desk explore topics that impact our audience. WBFO is also the lead station for Great Lakes Today, a regional journalism collaboration that reports on a multitude of Great Lakes issues.
WBFO’s widely-acclaimed programming is also heard on 91.3 WOLN in Olean and 88.1 WUBJ in Jamestown.
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Every weekend, WBFO presents great music with our dynamic hosts Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Famer, Pat Feldballe and international Blues Artist, Tommy "Z".
Western New York has a diverse talent pool of women who have been uniquely influential over decades.
Our economy has seen transformative improvements in recent years. Yet even with substantial investments that are being made at Canalside, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and...
WNED|WBFO’s Education Desk is a reporting and outreach project that examines the many challenges facing schools today.
For 25 years, Theater Talk has been appointment listening on WBFO, featuring the insights of theater critic and historian, Anthony Chase.
Western New York sports fans have a special relationship with the Buffalo Bills. That passion is reflected each week during the football season on WBFO’s “Beyond The Playbook.”
WNED|WBFO partnered with Say Yes Buffalo and Breaking Barriers for a series of four Facebook Live events.
African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental illness than the general population--why?African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental illne
As the school year begins, a new law mandates mental health education for students across New York. This panel discussed the new curriculum that aims to teach children about their mental well-being. And it explored what it means for teachers and students.
As part of WBFO’s Mental Health Initiative, senior reporter Eileen Buckley led a conversation with New York State Regent Catherine Fisher Collin
As part of WBFO's Mental Health Initiative, senior reporter Eileen Buckley led a panel discussion about the dramatic changes in treatment over the years.
WBFO recently hosted a Facebook Live community conversation about housing disparities in Western New York.
WBFO hosted a Facebook Live interview with Buffalo School Superintendent Kriner Cash. Cash took questions from the Facebook audience.
WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley leads an important panel discussion on cyberbullying and strategies students, teachers and parents can use to minimize it.
WBFO-FM 88.7 won six awards in the New York State Broadcasters Association’s 53rd Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at the Regional Award Luncheon.
The NYS Associated Press Association awarded WBFO nine first-place awards, including Outstanding News Operation for the fifth straight year!
WBFO won four awards in the NY State Broadcasters Association's annual competition, with reports that ranged from fatal accidents on unstable ice to a hockey fund-raising marathon.