Media in Buffalo, New York
|550 AM||WGR||WGR Sports Radio 550||sports||Entercom Communications|
|770 AM||WTOR||multilingual||Birach Broadcasting Corporation||Licensed to Youngstown as a border blaster aimed at the Greater Toronto Area. Mostly inaudible in the U.S.|
|930 AM||WBEN||News Radio 930||news||Entercom Communications|
|970 AM||WDCZ||Christian||Crawford Broadcasting||Simulcast of WDCX-FM.|
|1080 AM||WUFO||WUFO 1080 AM||urban gospel||Sheridan Broadcasting|
|1120 AM||WBBF||Fiesta Latina||Spanish language music and talk||Cumulus Media|
|1230 AM||WECK||Timeless WECK||adult standards||Dick Greene||Licensed to Cheektowaga. Translator at 102.9 FM.|
|1270 AM||WHLD||Sportsradio 1270 The Fan||sports||Cumulus Media||Licensed to Niagara Falls.|
|1300 AM||WXRL||classic country||Ramblin' Lou Schriver||Licensed to Lancaster.|
|1330 AM||WSPQ||Classic Hits 1330||classic hits||Biscuit Communications||Licensed to Springville.|
|1340 AM||WLVL||Hometown 1340||news/talk/sports||Dick Greene||Licensed to Lockport.|
|1400 AM||WWWS||AM 1400 Solid Gold Soul||rhythmic oldies||Entercom Communications|
|1440 AM||WJJL||oldies||M.J. Phillips Communications||Licensed to Niagara Falls.|
|1520 AM||WWKB||ESPN 1520AM||sports talk||Entercom Communications|
|88.3 FM||WCOU||Family Life Network||Christian||Family Life Network||Licensed to Attica.|
|88.7 FM||WBFO||WBFO 88.7||National Public Radio||Western New York Public Broadcasting Association|
|89.3 FM||W207BB||Family Life Network||Christian||Family Life Ministries, Inc.|
|89.9 FM||WFBF||Family Radio||Christian||Family Radio|
|90.7 FM||WGCC-FM||The Music FM||college radio/AOR||Genesee Community College|
|91.3 FM||WBNY||91.3 WBNY||college radio||Buffalo State College|
|92.9 FM||WBUF||Jack FM||adult hits||Townsquare Media|
|93.7 FM||WBLK||93.7 WBLK||urban contemporary||Townsquare Media||Licensed to Depew.|
|94.5 FM||WNED-FM||Classical 94.5||classical music||Western New York Public Broadcasting Association|
|96.1 FM||WMSX||Mix 96||adult contemporary||Townsquare Media|
|96.9 FM||WGRF||97 Rock||classic rock||Cumulus Media|
|98.5 FM||WKSE||Kiss 98.5||CHR||Entercom Communications||Licensed to Niagara Falls.|
|99.5 FM||WDCX-FM||Life FM||Christian||Crawford Broadcasting|
|101.7 FM||WLOF||The Station of the Cross||Catholic||Holy Family Communications||Licensed to Elma.|
|102.5 FM||WTSS||Star 102.5||hot adult contemporary||Entercom Communications|
|103.3 FM||WEDG||103.3 The Edge||active rock||Cumulus Media|
|104.1 FM||WHTT-FM||Classic Hits 104.1||classic hits||Cumulus Media|
|104.7 FM||W284AP||Family Life Network||Christian||Family Life Network|
|106.5 FM||WYRK||Country 106.5||country||Townsquare Media|
|107.7 FM||WLKK||Alternative Buffalo 107.7||alternative rock||Entercom Communications||Licensed to Wethersfield. Translator in Williamsville at 107.3 FM.|
|OTA DTV channel (Virtual Channel)||Call sign||Network||Owner||Notes|
|33 (2)||WGRZ||NBC||Tegna, Inc.||Justice Network on DT2, Antenna TV on DT3|
|39 (4)||WIVB||CBS||Media General|
|38 (7)||WKBW||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company||LAFF on DT2, Escape on DT3|
|15 (15)||WBNF-CD||TCT||Tri-State Christian Television||Translator of WNYB/Jamestown|
|43 (17)||WNED||PBS||Western New York Public Broadcasting Association||PBS-HD on DT1, PBS on DT2, World on DT3|
|32 (23)||WNLO||The CW||Media General||Bounce TV on DT2|
|14 (29)||WUTV||Fox||Sinclair Broadcast Group||ZUUS Country on DT2, Grit on DT3|
|49 (49)||WNYO||MyNetworkTV||Sinclair Broadcast Group||getTV on DT2|
|23 (51)||WPXJ||ION||Ion Media Networks|
|17 (56)||WBXZ-LP||Cozi TV||Steven Ritchie||retrotv on DT2, Independent on DT4|
|7 (67)||WBBZ||Me-TV||Phil Arno||Me-TV on DT1 and DT3, This TV on DT2, Daystar on DT4. Licensed to Springville. WBBZ-DT4 has a translator (WDTB-LP) licensed to Hamburg.|
Although no cable stations are currently, as of 2013, based in Buffalo, Time Warner Cable News has an affiliate and news bureau in the city, as does Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. Channels that have previously been headquartered in Buffalo include Pinwheel/Nickelodeon (1979 to 1981), Empire Sports Network (1991 to 2005), and Bridges TV (2004 to 2012).
In addition, Buffalo residents can also pick-up stations from the neighbouring Greater Toronto Area with a suitable aerial antenna or cable subscription. CTV flagship station CFTO/Toronto and CBC flagship CBLT/Toronto are carried on Time Warner Cable and Atlantic Broadband in the immediate Buffalo/Niagara Falls areas, according to their channel lineups.
- The Buffalo News - (the region's main paper)
- Artvoice (a weekly alternative newspaper)
- Business First of Buffalo (a weekly business publication)
- Loop (a monthly in-print and online publication catering to the regions LGBT community) http://mybuffalopride.com/
- Buffalo Courier-Express (ceased publication in 1982)
- Buffalo Rising began as a monthly publication and is now solely online.
- The Spectrum the University at Buffalo student-run newspaper
- The Record the Buffalo State College student-run newspaper
- South Buffalo Online
- The Beast (a left-libertarian biweekly)
- Outcome Buffalo is a monthly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) newspaper serving the Buffalo Metro area
- Erie County Fire Blotter is a website that covers the Buffalo Fire Department and other fire departments in Erie County on a daily basis.
- Community Papers of Western New York (the region's main community newspaper covering hyper-local news)
- Brainstream Media (An alternative right-libertarian newspaper covering local news and issues Serving most of the Buffalo Metropolitan area as a printed newspaper for over one year, it is now offered only online )
- PoliticsNY.net, founded and run by Joseph Illuzzi until his death, an Internet and formerly print newsletter. Now owned and operated by Republican political operative Michael Caputo.
Though Buffalo is not a major center of film production, the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission exists to promote and assist with filmmaking in the area. In addition, the non-profit Buffalo International Film Festival helps to highlight the work of Buffalonians associated with the film industry. Squeaky Wheel, a non-profit media arts center, provides access for local media artists to video and film equipment, as well as screenings of independent and avant-garde films.
Films set in the Buffalo area
There have also been a number films that were set or filmed in the Buffalo area. A more complete list of films related to or based in buffalo can be found at IMDb
- Battledogs was filmed in Buffalo in 2013.
- Best Friends was filmed in Buffalo in 1982.
- Bruce Almighty (2003) starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston is set in Buffalo. Parts of the movie are set in the real-life TV station WKBW.
- Buffalo Bushido was set and filmed in Buffalo in 2007.
- Buffalo '66 was set and filmed in Buffalo.
- Canadian Bacon although largely set in nearby Niagara Falls, had significant scenes in Buffalo.
- Category 7: The End of the World In this film, Buffalo is destroyed by tornadoes.
- Evan Almighty was set in Buffalo in the beginning of the movie.
- Henry's Crime (2010) romantic comedy produced by and starring Keanu Reeves takes place in buffalo, and features Reeves's character robbing the Buffalo Savings Bank.
- Hide in Plain Sight was set and filmed in Buffalo.
- Jump Tomorrow was filmed in Buffalo in 2001.
- Limestone Burning was set in Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls, ON, and was filmed on location in 2012.
- Manna from Heaven was set and filmed in Buffalo.
- Planes, Trains & Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. The "Automobile" scenes were filmed along U.S. Route 219, south of Buffalo.
- Poundcake was set and filmed in Buffalo in 2006.
- Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, A Troma film shot in Buffalo at an old McDonalds location on Bailey Ave.
- Prison of the Psychotic Damned A horror picture which takes place in the old Buffalo Central Terminal
- Proud was filmed in Elmira, NY and Buffalo, NY in 2004.
- Slime City was filmed in Buffalo in 1988.
- Shadow Creature was filmed in Buffalo. Director-DP. James Gribbins of Gribbins Films
- Stiletto Dance starring Eric Roberts as a Buffalo cop trying to foil a Russian mafia-nuclear weapon deal was set and filmed in Buffalo in 2001.
- The Falls was shot in and takes place in Buffalo.
- The Natural, while not set in Buffalo, was mostly filmed in Buffalo.
- The Savages, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, was filmed throughout Buffalo in the spring of 2006.
- Second String is set in Buffalo.
- Sharknado 2: The Second One a (2014) made for TV movie was set in NYC but used several scenes filmed in downtown Buffalo.
- The Buddy Holly Story depicts the name "The Crickets" being bestowed upon Buddy's group by Buffalo disk jockey 'Madman' Mancuso, who (after having locked himself in the studio while he plays "That'll Be the Day" over and over), tracks down Buddy for a phone interview. Upon learning from Buddy that one of the songs the as-yet-unnamed group had recorded in Buddy's garage "has a cricket on it", the DJ anoints them "Buddy Holly and the Crickets."
- You Kill Me is half set in Buffalo, although it was mostly filmed in Winnipeg
TV shows set in the Buffalo area
- Buffalo Bill (1983-1984)
- Jesse (1998-2000) starring Christina Applegate was based in and partially filmed in Buffalo.
- Cutters (1993)
- The Winner (2007)
- Off Beat Cinema
- Fraternity Life: Buffalo (2003)
- Super Fun Night - The lead character of the series is from the Buffalo suburb of Tonawanda. The series itself is set in New York City.