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Friday, 28 March 2014 13:16


“From Sorrow to Joy,” celebrating the heritage of the Polish Easter traditions, to air April 2 at 1 p.m.

With song and story, Classical 94.5 WNED shares the events of the Lenten season and explains its importance in the Polish community, the Catholic tradition and American culture. “From Sorrow to Joy” will air on Wednesday, April 2 at 1 p.m. with rebroadcasts on Tuesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 20 at 6 p.m.

From the blessing of candles on Candlemas and the first bite of pączki on the days before Ash Wednesday, to the glorious pealing of church bells on Easter morning to the time when the last pussy willow branch is brandished on Dyngus Day, this is the season when both the most somber and joyous events occur.

“There are lots of different ways a culture tells its stories – including through music, customs and food,” says Gabe DiMaio, Classical 94.5 program director. “What’s wonderful about this special program is that a listener can find commonality with the Polish and Polish-American culture but also learn what is special and unique about the Lenten and Easter celebrations.”

This program was funded by the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College.


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Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5 WNED and WBFO-FM 88.7, member-supported WNED ǀ WBFO 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 ǀ WBFO can be found at wned.org.

About WNED-TV Productions

WNED-TV long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED-TV was the founder of the Emmy Award winning Reading Rainbow series and was the producer of the popular Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS. In recent years, WNED-TV has expanded its position by becoming a significant producer of original High Definition television and online content for local and national distribution. 

National productions broadcast on PBS include: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain, The War of 1812, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Chautauqua: An American Narrative, Window to the Sea, The Adirondacks, The Marines, Niagara Falls, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo, and Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.

Many WNED-TV regional productions highlight historic and cultural treasures of Southern Ontario and Western New York. These include: A New Season for the Bisons and Blue Jays, Hockey: More Than a Game, Toronto’s Houses of Worship, Polonia, Buffalo’s Houses of Worship, Buffalo’s Voices of Steel and Western New York A to Z.