Buffalo, NY – On September 11, digital HD radio broadcasts debuted in the Jamestown area via WNED-FM’s repeater station WNJA 89.7 FM. These broadcasts include WNED-FM’s classical music programming on 89.7/HD1 as well as WNED-AM’s news and information programming on 89.7/HD2.
“This technological milestone is a significant event in Western New York’s broadcasting history, and the culmination of years of planning, hard work and dedication on the part of WNED’s employees and management,” said Joseph C. Puma, WNED’s director of engineering and technology. “It’s just the latest examples of WNED’s continuing leadership and commitment to providing the best possible viewing and listening experience to the communities we serve.”
The digital broadcast will make WNED-AM 970 programming--which includes NPR’s MORNING EDITION and ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, BBC NEWSHOUR, ZORBA PASTER ON YOUR HEALTH, HERE & NOW, and BOB EDWARDS WEEKEND--available for the first time in the Southern Tier.
Classical 94.5/WNED programming will continue to air on WNJA’s analog channel.
Through Classical 94.5/WNED-FM, WNED-AM 970, The Information Station, WNED-TV and ThinkBright & Well TV, the member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at www.wned.org.