BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Western New York Public Broadcasting
Association and the University at Buffalo are pleased to announce
that WBFO-FM 88.7 will become a part of the WNED family of public
radio and television stations effective Thursday, March 1.
Under the purchase agreement, originally signed on July 28,
2011, WNED will pay UB $4 million for the licenses to operate WBFO
and two stations serving the Southern Tier: WUBJ-FM 88.1 in
Jamestown and WOLN-FM 91.3 in Olean.
All three stations will retain their call letters and continue
to operate on the same frequencies. The stations reach large
portions of Western New York and Southern Ontario, serving
approximately 90,000 listeners weekly. WNED 970 AM and WBFO will
continue to retain their full NPR affiliations.
For detailed information regarding WNED's purchase of WBFO,
visit wned.org or wbfo.org.
WBFO-FM was founded in 1959 by a group of students and faculty
members at the then-private University of Buffalo. It was also one
of the charter founding members of National Public Radio in 1970.
UB will use the proceeds of the sale to provide student
scholarships and support for faculty research.
Through WNED-AM 970, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM, WNED-TV and
ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, the member-supported WNED
Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services to
local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire,
entertain and educate the Western New York and Southern Ontario
communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at