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.

Radio stations from Toronto can also be heard in some parts of the area. CJED-FM and CFLZ-FM have a city-grade signal of Buffalo and nearby suburbs, while the latter's transmitter is located less than 5 miles away from downtown.[1]


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, PBS Kids 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, Charter Communications has an affiliate and news bureau in the city, as does Spectrum Sports and MSG Western New York. 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.


  • Am-Pol Eagle (a Polish-American weekly)
  • Artvoice (a weekly alternative newspaper)
  • The Beast (a left-libertarian biweekly)
  • Brainstream Media (an alternative right-libertarian newspaper covering local news and issues, erving most of the Buffalo metropolitan area as a printed newspaper for over one year, now offered only online [2])
  • Buffalo Courier-Express (ceased publication in 1982)
  • Buffalo Irish Times (an Irish-American bimonthly)
  • The Buffalo News (the region's main paper)
  • Buffalo Rising began as a monthly publication and is now solely online.
  • Business First of Buffalo (a weekly business publication)
  • Community Papers of Western New York (the region's main community newspaper covering hyper-local news)
  • Erie County Fire Blotter (a website that covers the Buffalo Fire Department and other fire departments in Erie County on a daily basis)
  • The German Citizen (a German-American bimonthly)
  • Loop (a monthly in-print and online publication catering to the region's LGBT community) [3]
  • Outcome Buffalo (a monthly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender - GLBT - newspaper serving the Buffalo Metro area)
  • (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)
  • The Record (the Buffalo State College student-run newspaper)
  • South Buffalo Online Covering the South Buffalo, West Seneca and Lackawanna area for community news and info
  • The Spectrum (the University at Buffalo student-run newspaper)

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. 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]

A number films have been set or filmed in the Buffalo area. A more complete list of films related to or based in Buffalo can be found at IMDb.

TV shows set in the Buffalo area[edit]

At least 2 episodes of Supernatural have been set in or near buffalo episode 6.08 and 3.03


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