Advancing Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s Excellence
Securing the Future
Buffalo Toronto Public Media (BTPM) is a trusted public media source for Western New York and Southern Ontario. Nearly two million households are viewers and listeners of the three television and three radio stations that comprise BTPM, which include WNED PBS, WNED PBS KIDS, WNED Create, WNED Classical, WBFO JazzWorks, and WBFO. The organization also produces a variety of award winning television and radio programs for public broadcasting station broadcasts - locally, nationally, and internationally.
$3.5 million will help secure the future of BTPM by allowing the organization to continue its partnership with PBS, NPR, and other program distribution entities, and to further enhance the services and technology needs of multi-year award winning NPR station, WBFO. Campaign support in this area also continues BTPM’s mission to open its facility to the community for events, and function as an incubator of ideas and local activities. Lastly, it supports our move toward a new digital age with content delivery on multiple platforms, which include streaming content to smartphones, tablets, through social media, on our websites, and wherever our audiences prefer to watch and listen to the engaging, high quality programs, music, and news that viewers and listeners enjoy.