Buffalo Public Broadcasters Talking About Joint Plans For Radio
September 21, 2010 at 5:14 AM (PT)
The UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, licensee of noncommercial WBFO/BUFFALO, and the WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, owner of PBS affiliate WNED-TV/BUFFALO, say they "have been exploring potential ways to strengthen public radio in BUFFALO. The talks have been cordial and collaborative, and they are ongoing."
The parties' statement says that they have been discussing "How can we provide better service to the listener and viewer," and "How can we make better use of limited resources, provided by donors and taxpayers." The university is "committed to remaining as the license-holder for WBFO and its repeater stations," the statement asserts, adding that both groups are "committed to continuing to provide the community with the vital NPR news and information programs, such as MORNING EDITION and ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, that so many of our listeners care about. We will provide additional details after our talks are concluded."