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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.
Every weekend, WBFO presents great music with our dynamic hosts Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Famer, Pat Feldballe and international Blues Artist, Tommy "Z".
WNY Women of Influence
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...
Buffalo Toronto Public Media’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.”
FREE SCREENING & Discussion | MARCH 5, 2020
East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story - Screening
Through the stories of former residents, East Lake Meadows gives voice to some of the most marginalized people in our society and raises critical questions...
WBFO'S BUFFALO BLUES BASH |APRIL 4, 2020
Get your tickets for WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash!
The headliner for the April 4th Blues Bash is 2019 New England Music Award-Winning “Blues Artist Of The Year”Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers. Rockabilly Steve and BR3 will open.
WAIT, WAIT. . . DON'T TELL ME | APRIL 30, 2020
The NPR Comedy New Quiz is Coming To Buffalo!
Join us for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s Peabody Award-winning quiz show, live at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre on Thursday, April 30. Be a part of this live taping.
Celebrating 60 Years!
WBFO signed on the air January 6, 1959 beginning a legacy of community services that continues today.
2019 NPR BOOK CONCIERGE
NPR's Book Concierge returns with 350+ new books handpicked by NPR staff and trusted critics.
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 Facebook Live EVENT | WAtch online now
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 wins six NYSBA awards for Excellence in Broadcasting
WBFO won six awards in the New York State Broadcasters Association’s 53rd Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at the Regional Award Luncheon.
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!
WBFO | NY State Broadcasters Association Awards
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.