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WBFO, Buffalo Toronto Public Media's NPR station, operates the largest radio newsroom in Western New York. 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 broadcasts on 88.7 in Buffalo, 91.3 WOLN in Olean and 88.1 WUBJ in Jamestown. It can also be streamed on this website and through apps.
The WBFO Brief podcast brings you the award-winning reporting from the newsroom of WBFO, Buffalo Toronto Public Media's NPR station, each weekday morning in about 15 minutes.
Buffalo, What’s Next? unapologetically confronts the reasons why the May 14 mass shooting occurred in Buffalo. Each hour-long episode is hosted by WBFO News Director Dave Debo, WBFO Managing Editor Brigid Jaipaul-Valenza, and WBFO Morning Edition Host Jay Moran, and will amplify voices that have traditionally been marginalized. The show provides a forum for open, honest, and candid conversations about what happened, what’s next, and what role each of us can play in solving the problems that caused it.
WBFO: Winner of Numerous 2019 AP Awards
Congratulations to WBFO: Winner of numerous 2019 Associated Press Awards; including being named for the seventh year in a row Outstanding News Operation.
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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".
WBFO NEWS DESKS
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...
People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the US, where they make up 19 percent of the population.
This desk explores the rich legacy that women have played in our region, featuring stories about the women who have served as pioneers.
WBFO REPORTING PROJECTS
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Series highlighting the personal impact the pandemic has had on Western New Yorkers .
RACIAL EQUITY PROJECT | SPECIAL SERIES
WNY Conversations About Race
A five-part WBFO series on race relations — bringing people together to talk about equity, white privilege, systemic racism and diversity.
Buffalo Toronto Public Media
What You Should Know About the Novel Coronavirus
News, information and coverage from WBFO, NPR and PBS concerning the COVID-19 international outbreak.
Watch & Listen
WBFO RACIAL EQUITY PROJECT | facebook Live Series
Young Men of Color
Buffalo Toronto Public Media partnered with Say Yes Buffalo and Breaking Barriers for a series of four Facebook Live events.
WBFO Mental Health Initiative | Facebook Live
Let's Talk: Mental Health in the African American Community
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
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
Facebook Live Event | WAtch Online Now
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.
FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT | WATCH ONLINE NOW
Housing in Black and White | Racial Equity
WBFO recently hosted a Facebook Live community conversation about housing disparities in Western New York.
WBFO | New York States Associated Press Awards
WBFO Wins AP's Outstanding News Operation
The NYS Associated Press Association awarded WBFO five first-place awards, including Outstanding News Operation for the seventh straight year!
WBFO | NY State Broadcasters Association Awards
WBFO won four awards in the NY State Broadcasters Association's annual competition, with reports that ranged from a feature on the Wyoming County to a hockey fund-raising marathon.