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.”

WBFO & AM 970 won six first place and 10 special mention awards from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards for excellence in local news coverage.

The following winners include:

General Excellence in Reporting:
First Place to Eileen Buckley
Special Mention to Daniel Robison

General Excellence in Use of Medium:
First Place to Daniel Robison for the Glad Hatter
Special Mention to Eileen Buckley for Yellow Jackets Sing Off

Supermarkets Respond to Concerns Over "Pink Slime"

Mar 23, 2012

Supermarket chains in Western New York are responding to customer concerns over the use of lean finely textured beef, or so-called pink slime, in ground beef.  

Wegmans says it will eventually stop carrying ground beef that contains “lean finely textured beef.”  The Rochester-based supermarket chain says it is not removing the products from sale, but will transition to ground beef without the filler as soon as it’s available from their supplier. 


These are challenging times for local school boards and administrators.  They pleaded their case for more financial resources during a recent meeting with state legislators from our area.  State aid is at 2008 levels.  Administrators are putting together budgets in the face of a two percent property tax cap.  And they're seeking a rollback of costly state mandates. 

On this week's Press Pass, Buffalo News Suburban Editor Bruce Andriatch tells WBFO's Mark Scott that legislators didn't offer the district leaders much encouragement.