Brian Meyer and WBFO brought StoryCorps to Buffalo during the summer of 2016. Mayor Byron Brown address the press to kickoff the event.

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. 

Listen Live: WBFO-FM 88.7

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WBFO Special Series

<b>Arts & Culture News Desk</b>

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...

<b>Business and Economy News Desk</b>

Business and 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...

<strong>Education News Desk</strong>

Education News Desk

WNED|WBFO’s Education Desk is a reporting and outreach project that examines the many challenges facing schools today.

<strong>Behind The Bench</strong>

Behind The Bench

Buffalo is a sports town and few teams are more beloved in their home market than the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.

<strong>Cafeteria Chats</strong>

Cafeteria Chats

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

<strong>Great Lakes Today</strong>

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

<strong>The Blues on WBFO 88.7 FM</strong>

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".

<strong>Theater Talk</strong>

Theater Talk

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

<strong>Heritage Moments</strong>

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 called “Heritage