What is Buffalo Toronto Public Media?

Feb 4, 2020

As you browse our websites, you may have noticed a new look and name today for the stations we operate. 

Our organization,  formerly referred to as WNED | WBFO,  is now Buffalo Toronto Public Media, the umbrella group for WBFO and our three television stations, two other radio stations, and digital media platforms.

The new name for the organization better reflects what it is and where it broadcasts. Buffalo Toronto Public Media includes WBFO and the area’s PBS station, PBS KIDS, Create, a classical and a jazz radio station that broadcast in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

“Our members, viewers, and listeners know the stations they love, but they don’t always know that they’re all part of the same organization,” said Donald K. Boswell, President & CEO of Buffalo Toronto Public Media. “WNED | WBFO also didn’t describe who we are. Buffalo Toronto Public Media does. We are public media serving both sides of the border.”

When PBS announced it would update its brand in November 2019, the national public broadcasting network encouraged its member stations across the country to do the same. WNED | WBFO took the opportunity to update its look – and its name – to better display on the many screens people use today and to better describe who the community’s public broadcasting stations are.

The redesign also simplified the names of the stations:

  • WNED-TV is now WNED PBS
  • Classical WNED 94.5 is now WNED Classical
  • JazzWorks 88.7 HD2 is now WBFO JazzWorks
  • WNED PBS KIDS remains WNED PBS KIDS

Wherever you listen or watch, you can find Buffalo Toronto Public Media stations. We have worked hard to make our content available on as many platforms as possible, including mobile phones, smart TVs, desktop computers, smart speakers, wherever you may watch or listen to your public media. Click here to learn more about the many ways to watch and listen.