Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:16

Coffee, Donuts and Screenings

Join the WNED | WBFO Preview Club, “Coffee, Donuts and Screenings”


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Have you ever wished you could get an insider’s look at some of the great programming you love from WNED | WBFO? We’re thrilled to invite you to be a part of our “Coffee, Donuts and Screenings” series, which will give you a sneak peek at some soon-to-be-released programs.

Join us in the WNED-TV studios for a series of special events, where you have the chance to make new friends, discover behind-the-scenes information and get a firsthand look at some of the exciting programs coming up in our schedule.

Be sure to add the dates to your calendar so you don’t miss out! Register now for one program for $10 or save extra when you sign up for all seven for $60. Coffee and donuts will be served before each program begins.

WNED | WBFO studios are located at 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202. 

The building is accessible and there is plenty of parking.

Published in Events
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:41

Introducing WNED thinkbright Create!

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WNED | WBFO is pleased to launch Create TV, a round-the-clock lifestyle channel committed to lifelong learning through how-to programming. Create is a one-stop resource providing viewers with ideas and inspiration to enrich lives, pursue hobbies and make the most of leisure time.

Create will be full of some of your favorite series, and plenty of new ones, too! The do-it-yourself genres include cooking, gardening, traveling, arts and crafts, home improvement and so much more!

Launched nationally in 2006, Create features the best of public television’s how-to programming. Each day Create treats culinary enthusiasts, armchair travelers, home-improvement buffs and budding artists alike to more than 60 of public television’s best cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening, and arts and crafts programs. Educational and entertaining series and specials—from “America’s Test Kitchen” to “Rick Steves’ Europe” to “This Old House”—reflect WNED | WBFO’s mission of promoting lifelong learning and providing viewers with ideas and inspiration to enrich their lives. Other programs featured on Create include “Rough Cut—Woodworking with Tommy Mac,” “Lidia’s Kitchen,” “Mexico—One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless,” “Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way,” “Globe Trekker,” “The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross,” “Knit and Crochet Now” and many more!

Each weekend, we will air a different themed Create marathon, giving you hours of some of your favorite series, programs and genres. Each marathon features 12 hand-picked episodes centered on a specific holiday, host or event. To stay up to date with the upcoming marathons, visit


 Create’s companion website,, contains schedule information; select projects, tips and recipes; national contests and monthly giveaways; and information on Create shows and hosts.

See the Monthly Marathons!


WNED thinkbright Create® TV Grid can be seen beginning July 1, 2016 on the following channels in the Buffalo region via over-the-air and/or basic digital cable:

Broadcast – 17.2
Time Warner (Erie, Niagara Counties) – Digital 1275
Time Warner (Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties) – Digital 1277
Time Warner basic channels (Buffalo & Suburbs) – 21
Verizon FiOS TV - 472


  Sunday - Friday   Saturday
Daytime black Su - F 6-7 a.m. Arts & Crafts 6 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Weekend Marathon
7-9 a.m. Cooking
9-10 a.m. Travel
10-11 a.m. Home Improvement
11-11:30 a.m. Gardening
11:30-12 p.m. General Lifestyle
Daytime block M - F
12-1 p.m. Sunday - Weekend Marathon Arts & Crafts 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Repeat of Monday Evening
1-3 p.m. Cooking
3-4:30 p.m. Travel
4:30-5 p.m. Home Improvement
5-5:30 p.m. Gardening
5:30-6 p.m. General Lifestyle
Su - F 6-6:30 p.m. Home Improvement 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Weekend Marathon
6:30-10 p.m. Cooking
10-10:30 p.m. Home Improvement
10:30-11:30 p.m. Travel
11:30-1:30 a.m. Cooking
1:30-2 a.m. Taravel 12 a.m. - 6 a.m.
Overnight Block
2-4 a.m. Cooking
4-4:30 a.m. Home Improvement
4:30-5:30 a.m. Travel
5:30-6 a.m. Cooking

Create’s companion website,, contains schedule information; select projects, tips and recipes; national contests and monthly giveaways; and information on Create shows and hosts.

For information on monthly marathons 

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – WBFO-FM 88.7 and Investigative Post have joined forces in a collaboration that will provide innovative news content to our listeners. Starting in November, Investigative Post will produce in-depth stories and provide analysis on breaking news for the public radio station. WBFO will broadcast the content while continuing to provide its own NPR news and coverage of local issues. Investigative Post reporters will also appear on WBFO’s “Press Pass,” which features interviews with journalists from local media outlets.

“Investigative Post has an impressive track record of providing in-depth perspectives on issues that are critical to Western New York’s future,” said WBFO News Director Brian Meyer. “This partnership will provide our listeners with additional insights on topics and events that affect their lives. We’re excited to launch this new collaboration.”

WBFO-FM 88.7 is the NPR member station for Western New York and Southern Ontario. WBFO has the largest radio newsroom staff in the Buffalo/Niagara region and features extensive award-winning local and regional journalism. The station’s staff has a combined 320 years of experience in radio journalism, much of it reporting in Western New York. The station has won more regional and state awards in recent years than any other radio station in the region. In addition to extensive local and regional journalism, WBFO also features the best of public radio from NPR, PRI, the BBC and American Public Media.

WBFO has a reputation of providing listeners with comprehensive, thought-provoking and balanced coverage of news that impacts their lives. The station recently enhanced its programming commitment with the addition of two new programs in its weekly schedule and introduction of new features that focus on the people, places and events that shape Western New York and Southern Ontario.

“Our partnership with WBFO adds an exciting dimension to our reporting. We’ve been producing stories for television, print and the web; our work for WBFO adds radio to the mix and makes us a complete multi-media outlet,” said Jim Heaney, editor and executive director of Investigative Post.

Investigative Post is the only nonprofit investigative reporting center based in Upstate New York. It partners with a number of news outlets in Western New York and other parts of New York State. They have earned a reputation for hard-hitting, high-impact stories since launching in February 2012. Its reporting on the Buffalo Billion prompted U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to launch a federal investigation into the awarding of developer contracts and for members of the community to demand more diversity in the employment of construction workers at Solar City. Other investigations spurred government efforts to clean up Scajaquada Creek and reverse a decision to open Gallagher Beach for swimming because of serious water pollution.

Published in Press Room
Thursday, 06 August 2015 12:14

WNED|WBFO Digital Magazine

Published in Landing Pages
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 09:56




WNED|WBFO is currently accepting applications for the position of Reporter.  The job description is shown below.  Interested applicants may submit cover letter & resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail to: WNED|WBFO HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED|WBFO is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Description

Position Title: Reporter

Department:   WBFO

Division:          Broadcasting

Reports To:     News Director

Status:            Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Date:               December 16, 2014


Position Summary: 

The reporter is responsible for compiling, writing, producing and delivering news stories, interviews, features and other elements. Responsibilities include updating the station’s website, producing multimedia content and preparing other program elements. The reporter will also contribute to collaborative news-gathering activities, including the development of long-range series and enterprise stories. The reporter will also be trained to serve as a fill-in anchor.

Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                       

  1. Serves as general assignment spot news reporter, researching, interviewing, writing and producing content.                                         

            2.   Responsible for producing/writing/updating station’s website.                

            3.   Performs other general newsrooms tasks that include making check calls, following up on stories, updating files and fielding phone calls.              


Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Three years of reporting experience.
  • Solid news judgment.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Authoritative, conversational on-air delivery.
  • College degree (communications) preferred.
  • Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure.
  • General understanding of social media.
  • General understanding of multimedia elements. 
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