Media in Buffalo, New York

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This is a list of media in Buffalo, New York.


Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
0550 AM WGR WGR Sports Radio 550 sports Entercom Communications
0770 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.
0930 AM WBEN News Radio 930 news Entercom Communications
0970 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
0088.3 FM WCOU Family Life Network Christian Family Life Network Licensed to Attica.
0088.7 FM WBFO WBFO 88.7 National Public Radio Western New York Public Broadcasting Association
0089.3 FM W207BB Family Life Network Christian Family Life Ministries, Inc.
0089.9 FM WFBF Family Radio Christian Family Radio
0090.7 FM WGCC-FM The Music FM college radio/AOR Genesee Community College
0091.3 FM WBNY 91.3 WBNY college radio Buffalo State College
0092.9 FM WBUF Jack FM adult hits Townsquare Media
0093.7 FM WBLK 93.7 WBLK urban contemporary Townsquare Media Licensed to Depew.
0094.5 FM WNED-FM Classical 94.5 classical music Western New York Public Broadcasting Association
0096.1 FM WMSX Mix 96 adult contemporary Townsquare Media
0096.9 FM WGRF 97 Rock classic rock Cumulus Media
0098.5 FM WKSE Kiss 98.5 CHR Entercom Communications Licensed to Niagara Falls.
0099.5 FM WDCX-FM Life FM Christian Crawford Broadcasting
0101.7 FM WLOF The Station of the Cross Catholic Holy Family Communications Licensed to Elma.
0102.5 FM WTSS Star 102.5 hot adult contemporary Entercom Communications
0103.3 FM WEDG 103.3 The Edge active rock Cumulus Media
0104.1 FM WHTT-FM Classic Hits 104.1 classic hits Cumulus Media
0104.7 FM W284AP Family Life Network Christian Family Life Network
0106.5 FM WYRK Country 106.5 country Townsquare Media
0107.7 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.


Film industry[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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