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.
WBFO Newsroom:Phone: 716-845-7040
WBFO 2017 AP Awards
Congratulations to the staff of WBFO for their numerous AP Awards and for being named Outstanding News Operation for the fourth straight year.
WBFO Special Series
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.
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.”
The annual celebration of excellence in the Buffalo theater community! Congratulations!
WBFO Facebook Live Event
WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley leads an important panel discussion on cyberbullying and strategies students, teachers and parents can use to minimize it.