|City of license||WNED-FM: Buffalo, New York
WNJA: Jamestown, New York
|Broadcast area||Western New York/Toronto|
|Branding||Classical 94.5 WNED|
|Slogan||Your Classical Music Station|
|Frequency||WNED-FM: 94.5 MHz
WNJA: 89.7 MHz
|First air date||WNED-FM: June 6, 1960
WNJA: January 18, 1991
|ERP||WNED-FM: 96,000 watts
WNJA: 6,000 watts
|HAAT||WNED-FM: 220.5 meters
WNJA: 230 meters
|Callsign meaning||WNED-FM: same as WNED-TV
WNJA: WNED JAmestown
|Former callsigns||WEBR-FM (1960-early 1970s)
WBCE (early 1970s-?)
|Owner||Western New York Public Broadcasting Association|
WNED-FM was launched on June 6, 1960, as WEBR-FM. In the early 1970s, it was renamed WBCE and then WREZ. In 1975, the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association bought it and WEBR. In 1977, it was renamed WNED-FM and began offering a classical music format that same year.
WNED-FM celebrated its thirtieth anniversary of broadcasting all classical music in April 2007. It is the only station broadcasting only classical music 24 hours serving the Buffalo/Toronto market. WNED-FM airs a combination of classical music programs created locally and nationally syndicated.
Nationally syndicated broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony can be heard on WNED-FM. Additionally, Philharmonic Friday features the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
WNED-FM has an extensive music library, which allows them to produce local programming from 6AM to 8PM daily and throughout much of the weekend. WNED also produces a Fine Arts Report for Western New York and Southern Ontario, which can be heard multiple times daily and found at wned.org.
The station maintains a large staff filling various day parts. Bob Krum starts off the day by hosting "Morning Classics" from 6 to 10 a.m., followed by Peter Hall hosting the midday shift from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Jim Berryman hosts "Afternoon Classics" from 2 to 6 p.m.
The "Evening Classics" program has a number of hosts including Ed. Simone, Laura Johnson, Virginia Barron, and Lynn Engle which airs weekdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Other staff members include weekend hosts Steve Levinthal, Carl Lam, John Andres, Stratton Rawson, and Marty Wimmer.
Other programming sources
In addition to its classical music format, it is also the radio home of APM's A Prairie Home Companion in the Buffalo area; WNED has brought the show to Buffalo twice for a live performance.
- "WNED Classical 94.5 FM". Wned.org. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
- Official site
- History of WNED on the radio
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WNED
- Radio-Locator information on WNED
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNED
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WNJA
- Radio-Locator information on WNJA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNJA
- List of "grandfathered" FM radio stations in the U.S.
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