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WBFO celebrates 60 years of broadcasting in WNY

Jan 7, 2019

Sunday marked 60 years of broadcasting for WBFO. The station's very first broadcast aired on January 6, 1959.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo set the wheels in motion Monday to debate the legalization of recreational marijuana use in 2019. But even if New York State lawmakers ultimately say yes, there will remain some institutions where adult casual use remains banned, while some will be faced with the question of how to regulate its use among its membership.


Morning Edition—October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017

A portion of WBFO's Morning Edition on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.


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Another WBFO Blues Bash. Another sellout crowd. It has becoming a reoccurring theme in a city that can’t seem to get enough of the Blues.

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For the third year in a row, WBFO News received top radio honors in the New York State Associated Press Association's annual awards competition.

If you're a longtime listener of WBFO, you may remember the Heart & Soul commentaries of writer Christina Abt. Once a month, Christina joined us with essays -- some of them very personal, others commenting on the news of the day. She also wrote essays for the Hamburg Sun. Christina has compiled these essays into a new book titled, Heart & Soul: The Best Years of My Op-Ed Life.

WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

Jun 7, 2015
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WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.

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 The history of a people who have influenced our nation for over 100 years is brought to life in the new PBS documentary, The Italian Americans.

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  In his new PBS documentary, The Italian Americans, Buffalo native, John Maggio, looks at the ways Italian immigrants influenced the American melting pot.

WBFO’s Behind the Bench spotlights Sabres action

Jan 8, 2015
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A new weekly segment on WBFO focuses on the Buffalo Sabres. 'Behind the Bench' provides enlightening and lively analysis on Sabres developments both on and off the ice.

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Gasoline prices across the nation continue to fall and the trend is being reflected at local pumps.

Driving ban lifted in South Buffalo

Nov 23, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: The driving ban has been lifted for South Buffalo.  A limited state of emergency remains in effect.

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Ahead of the gubernatorial debates, protestors gathered outside of the WBFO-WNED studios.  The crowd was heavy with ant-fracking, pro-clean energy mantras, and just as weighted with chants for Second Amendment rights – those mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo.

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Before the gubernatorial candidates started volleying debate points, citizens were volleying protest slogans.  Outside of the WBFO-WNED studios, shouts for second amendment rights – mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo – were just as loud as chants against fracking for natural gas.

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Four of the candidates running for Governor of New York will be participating in a debate originating from Buffalo at the studios of WNED|WBFO. It will be shown on public television and heard on public radio tonight. It’s the only debate agreed to by Andrew Cuomo and his challengers.

Morning Edition 8 a.m. for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014

The following is a 30-minute segment from the 8 a.m. hour of WBFO's Morning Edition program from Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Two newscasts are featured in the audio file, one at the beginning and another toward the end.

Morning Edition 7 a.m. for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014

The following is a 30-minute segment from the 7 a.m. hour of WBFO's Morning Edition program from Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Two newscasts are featured in the audio file, one at the beginning and another toward the end.

Bill Raffel, a music host on WNED 94.5FM and a communications professor at Buffalo State, died Monday (October 13, 2014) after a lengthy illness.  He was 47.

WNED|WBFO to host gubernatorial debate

Sep 29, 2014
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Candidates for New York governor will face off in mid-October in a Buffalo debate sponsored by WNED|WBFO and The Buffalo News.

A former Buffalo radio broadcaster with ties to WBFO and the old AM 970 has died.

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Brian Meyer has been named as News Director at WBFO-FM 88.7. Meyer, of Buffalo, has previously served as a city government writer, business writer and most recently, a digital media producer at The Buffalo News. 

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Best-selling author David Sedaris stopped in Buffalo Friday as part of a national book tour. He gave a reading at Talking Leaves Books and made an appearance at the WBFO studios, where he spoke with Mike Desmond.

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Local political aspirants and incumbents are preparing for fall balloting.

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WBFO has been named the Radio Station of the Year.

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Details have been released about an education forum in Buffalo with State Education Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Emeritus Robert Bennett.

WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash is a hit

Oct 5, 2013

The first ever WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash was a hit with fans Saturday night.  More than 225 people attended the event in the WNED/WBFO studios in downtown Buffalo.

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The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2013 Thursday evening at the Tralf Music Hall downtown. Among the inductees is former WBFO Blues host Jim Santella, who is being honored with the Media Award. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Santella about the honor.

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Congressman Brian Higgins and Canadian Consul General John F. Prato have weighed in on the US-Canada dispute among members of the Peace Bridge Authority.

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This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss New York City's theatre scene.

WNED to sell AM station to Crawford Broadcasting

Aug 29, 2012

Western New York Public Broadcasting Association has entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell WNED-AM 970 toCrawford Broadcasting Company.

“Since WNED purchased WBFO-FM 88.7 in March, we’ve been able to consolidate the frequencies for our news and information service,” said Donald K. Boswell, WNED president and CEO. “We want to make the best use of our resources and don’t feel that it’s necessary to simulcast on both AM 970 and WBFO-FM 88.7 any longer.”

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