WBFO's Angelica Morrison hosts a panel discussion on Racial Equity.
On May 9, WBFO hosted Housing in Black and White: Community Conversations on Racial Equity, a panel discussion on Facebook Live.

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 WOLN in Olean and WUBJ in Jamestown.

Congratulations WBFO!
WBFO | New York States Associated Press Awards

WBFO Wins AP's Outstanding News Operation

The NYS Associated Press Association awarded WBFO nine first-place awards, including Outstanding News Operation for the fifth straight year!

Congratulations WBFO!
WBFO | NY State Broadcasters Association Awards

Congratulations WBFO!

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.

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Teaching Mental Health | Watch this Community Conversation

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

The Blues on WBFO 88.7 FM

The Blues on WBFO 88.7 FM

Every weekend, WBFO presents great music with our dynamic hosts Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Famer, Pat Feldballe and international Blues Artist, Tommy "Z".

Great Lakes Today

Listen for ongoing coverage from Great Lakes Today on WBFO 88.7 FM Buffalo.

WBFO NEWS DESKS
Arts & Culture News Desk

Arts & Culture News Desk

In many ways, the region’s identity is shaped by its arts and cultural arenas. From opera to performing arts programs in schools, the arts reach people of all ages...

Business & Economy News Desk

Business & Economy News Desk

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...

Seniors News Desk

Seniors News Desk

There are so many issues facing seniors--healthcare trends, retirement living, working during retirement, financial planning/security, transportation, exercise, nutrition, courtshi

WBFO REPORTING PROJECTS
Mental Health Initiative

Mental Health Initiative

The focus of WBFO’s Mental Health Initiative is to normalize the conversation about mental illness by bringing this issue from the shadows into everyday light.

WBFO SPECIAL SERIES
Great Lakes Today

Great Lakes Today

“Great Lakes Today,” a public radio collaborative, increases coverage of the iconic lakes and the people who live in the region. “Great Lakes Today” develops in-depth reports focus

Theater Talk

Theater Talk

For 25 years, Theater Talk has been appointment listening on WBFO, featuring the insights of theater critic and historian, Anthony Chase.

Heritage Moments

Heritage Moments

Western New York and Southern Ontario have rich histories dating back to the 17th century. WBFO has been exploring those histories in a series of weekly vignettes.

Beyond The Playbook

Beyond The Playbook

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.”

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Housing in Black and White | Racial Equity

WBFO recently hosted a Facebook Live community conversation about housing disparities in Western New York.

Cafeteria Chats

Cafeteria Chats

Cafeteria Chats puts Buckley right in the trenches, conducting candid interviews at the epicenter of teen honesty—the school lunch table.

Student Journals

Student Journals

What happens when we lend high school students our recording equipment and let them do interviews on any topics they choose?