Megan M. Wagner
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Just as thousands gather in Buffalo, N.Y. for the 2011 National Preservation Conference, WNED will premiere its new 10-part radio series, “Buffalo Architecture.”
The WNED-produced series celebrates Buffalo’s rich architectural heritage and considers its promise for the future. The series also offers context, exploring the relationship between urban life and architecture, as well as changing perceptions of the role of architecture.
Brief three-minute segments will air weekdays over two weeks (Oct. 10-14 and 17-21). Eight specific sites, including six of Buffalo’s nine National Historic Landmarks (noted below with an asterisk), will be highlighted.
The broadcast schedule is as follows:
- WNED-AM 970: 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m.
- Classical 94.5 WNED: 9 a.m. and following the 3 p.m. “BBC News”
- Oct. 10: Buffalo’s Architectural Heritage: Significance/series preview
- Oct. 11: Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Building*: 1901 Pan American Exposition original
- Oct. 12: Kleinhans Music Hall*: world-renowned acoustics
- Oct. 13: Religious Architecture/St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral*: Richard Upjohn’s Gothic Revival
- Oct. 14: Buffalo City Hall: Art Deco masterpiece
- Oct. 17: Grain Elevators: Monuments to industry
- Oct. 18: Richardson-Olmsted Complex* (Buffalo Psychiatric Center): Richardsonian-Romanesque landmark
- Oct. 19: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo – Darwin D. Martin House Complex*: Restored residential masterpiece
- Oct. 20: Guaranty Building*: Adler and Sullivan iconic skyscraper
- Oct. 21: Buffalo’s Architectural Future: Preserving the pastTo learn more, visit the “Buffalo Architecture” companion Web site at: wned.org/AM/BuffaloArchitecture/The conference, sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based National Trust for Historic Preservation, takes place Oct. 18-22 in and around Western New York.
This radio series was funded in part by the New York Council for the Humanities. It was produced by John Grant and Andy Grant and edited by Chris Bové. Stratton Rawson served as audio recordist and Dave Rotterman was executive producer.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970, member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at wned.org.