Thursday, 17 October 2013 13:21

Foundation Support

The Foundation and Community Development Department secures grant funding for television and radio productions, education and outreach, as well as for equipment and building needs. The team also issues detailed reports to foundations and the community about the impact of grant funds received.

The department also continues to reach out to elected officials to stress the importance of public broadcasting in the region.

Published in Foundation

WNED-TV and Vidbolt, a Buffalo, NY start-up, are once again partnering on a social video project and we’re looking for your help!

Vidbolt has developed a new social video technology that allows you to discuss and share video moments. While watching a video, you can post a comment that stays attached to the moment in time in the video. These messages are posted in the comment stream next to the video, to your profile, and sent to your followers. You can also share your comments on Facebook and Twitter. This video platform is available on tablet, laptop and desktop computer.

Here’s how you can take part in five quick steps:

  1. Check out Vidbolt’s FAQ page and learn more about how the social video technology works

  2. Sign up for an account using either your Facebook login or email address at

  3. Go to and watch "The Great Erie County Fair" on your desktop, laptop or tablet anytime after 10 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 11.

  4. Comment on the program in real-time!

  5. Let us know what you think about the platform by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Your participation is very much appreciated, and we look forward to sharing this innovative technology with our dedicated viewers!


“If Our Water Could Talk”


“The Great Erie County Fair”


“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”


Friday, 16 August 2013 18:26

Key Contacts

Please select the department that best deals with your issue by clicking the associated link in blue.

Audience Services:
Issues relating to WNED-TV Channel 17, ThinkBright Life Long Learning Channel 21, & Viewer Services.
Issues relating to your
WNED | WBFO membership or becoming a member of any of the WNED stations, (WNED-TV, Classical 94.5 WNED, WBFO-FM 88.7).
Classical 94.5 WNED:
Issues relating to
Classical 94.5 WNED.
WBFO-FM 88.7:
Issues relating to
WBFO-FM 88.7.
Issues relating to volunteering at 
WNED | WBFO for any of the stations, (WNED-TV, Classical 94.5 WNED, WBFO-FM 88.7).
Issues relating to Underwriting, Sponsorships and Advertising at 
WNED | WBFO for any of the stations, (WNED-TV, Classical 94.5 WNED, WBFO-FM 88.7).
Issues relating to any area of the WNED|WBFO websites.


Our Team


Horizons Plaza


Horizons Plaza
P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, New York 14240-1263

Phone: 716.845.7000 
Fax: 716.845.7036


WNED Canada
477 Richmond Street West - Suite 602
Toronto, ON M5V 3E7 

(Membership) 1.800.678.1873
(Underwriting) 416.363.3444
Fax: 416.363.1033


Pledge by phone:
TV: 1.800.727.1017
Radio: 1.877.511.1017



Closed Captioning Certificate

For additional closed-captioning issues, please contact Wende Westphal at: 

Horizons Plaza
P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, New York 14240-1263

Phone: 716-845-7000, ext. 350
Fax: 716-845-7036
E-Mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







Donald K. Boswell
President and CEO


Sylvia Bennett
Senior Vice President, Development and Corporate Communications


Ron Santora
Vice President, Broadcasting/Station Manager


David C. Rotterman
Vice President, Television Production


Nancy Hammond
Vice President, Finance and CFO


Gordon Bayliss
Vice President, Sales & Marketing


Joseph Puma
Vice President, Engineering & Technology






Bree Bishop Bove
Senior Director of Membership


Sharon Congelli
Director of Human Resources


Eileen Koteras Elibol
Art Director

Beth Fronckowiak
Director of Education 


Brian Meyer
News Director, WBFO-FM 88.7


Corporate Communications




Nathen Schneekloth

Published in Landing Pages
Friday, 07 June 2013 16:53

TV Schedule


Published in Indivdual Article
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:57

ThinkBright and Well/WORLD

ThinkBright & Well began as ThinkBright Lifelong Learning. ThinkBright Lifelong Learning included a television channel and an online service that supported and enhanced the educational experiences of teachers, students, families, and adult learners throughout New York State.

Published in Individual Shows
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