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WBFO

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WBFO 88.7 FM is a public radio station operated by the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association.   Our mission is to inform, educate, and entertain listeners throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region. Repeater stations in Jamestown and Olean extend WBFO's reach to the rest of Western New York. WBFO has been honored with numerous awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the NY State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for local and regional news coverage. WBFO is committed to maintaining a diverse funding base in order to secure its viability and integrity as a noncommercial radio service. Support for the station comes from listener contributions, federal and state government, business underwriting, and foundations.

Pieces

Caption: Buffalo charter school families speak out at news conference, Credit: WBFO's Eileen Buckley
A lawsuit is claiming the funding formula for charter schools in New York State is unconstitutional. The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in ...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:40
Caption: Girl Scouts of Western New York and their many badges, Credit: WBFO's Eileen Buckley
The Girl Scouts of Western New York continues to guide and educate young women on leadership. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buck...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 1
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This piece talks about the uncertain future of the Common Core learning standards in New York State.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 05:48
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This piece discusses the New York State tests and teacher evaluation system tied to Common Core.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 05:18
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This piece breaks down the Common Core learning standards themselves.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 05:31
  • Purchases: 1
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This piece discusses the implementation of the Common Core learning standards in New York State.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 05:41
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This piece talks about why New York State adopted Common Core.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 05:25
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A forum in Albany Friday focused on improving graduation rates in the state’s community colleges and unlocking the schools potential.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 03:14
Caption: Noa Bursie
Noa Bursie is an acoustic soul storyteller with jazz, folk and blues roots.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 53:00
Caption: Brian Wheat
Brian Wheat's songwriting demonstrates fascinating detail that surpasses simple storytelling, and delves into patient studies of the emotional cont...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 53:00
Caption: Dave Ruch, Credit: William Ingalls
Equal parts historian, entertainer, educator, comedian and folklorist, Dave Ruch finds his song material in dusty archives, obscure songbooks, diar...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 53:00
Caption: Dee Adams, Credit: William Ingalls
Western New York's Dee & The Housecats blend blues, Americana, and rock into a crunchy morsel of a good time.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 52:58
Caption: Hussalonia
Hussalonia is a pop-music cult working under the mantra, “Pop does not mean popular.” It was founded in 1997 by Jesse Mank, a multi-instrumentalist...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 53:00
Caption: Doug Yeomans, Credit: William Ingalls
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee performs with his all-star cast of musicians.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 52:59
Caption: Joseph Mulhollen
Two of Buffalo's premier indie singer-songwriters.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 53:00
Caption: Babik
Babik (pronounced Bah-Beek) is a progressive Gypsy Jazz band inspired by the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 53:00