Thursday, March 27, 2014

Who Does a Midwife Call?

By Misty Harris

I know we are all excited about the return of “Mr. Selfridge” this weekend but there's another program coming back for a new season. “Call the Midwife” Season 3 premieres Sunday evening at 8 p.m. on WNED-TV. It's the end of the 50s and the Christmas special left us wondering what was next for the ladies of Nonnatus House. Of course, babies are being born but this season gets a little more personal with the characters. What happens to Nonnatus House? What's to come of Jenny's new blooming relationship? Do you think she wants a baby of her own? What about Chummy? How will she handle motherhood? Sister Bernadette gave up the cloth for marriage. How do you think this will impact her new life? These are all questions that will be answered as this season develops. So who does a Midwife call when she's "expecting" change in her life? Find out beginning Sunday at 8 p.m. on WNED-TV.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A New Face Behind the Mic

By Gabe DiMaio, Classical 94.5 WNED program director

A big welcome to Bob Berkman, the new afternoon host on Classical 94.5 WNED! Bob is a native Clevelander, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre at that city’s Case Western Reserve University, where he also studied piano with Jeanette Cherubini and composition with Bernard Frum. In 1975, he was hired by QRS in Buffalo, the world’s last piano roll manufacturer, where he produced a constant flow of new recordings for over 30 years and spearheaded the creation of a musical library for the emerging technology of digital player pianos.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

“Mr. Selfridge” Returns!

By Annmarie Dean

It’s almost time! “Time for what,” you might be asking. Time for the second season of “Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge.” This show is one of my absolute favorites! The plot is so good, the characters are brilliant and the costumes are beautiful. The show centers around one of the finest department stores in the world: Selfridges & Co. American retail tycoon, Harry Gordon Selfridge and his family find themselves in London in 1909. Jeremy Piven stars as the flamboyant entrepreneur and showman seeking to provide London's shoppers with the ultimate merchandise and the ultimate thrill. 

Warning: season one spoilers ahead!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Introducing "Storied Voices"

If you're a listener of WBFO-FM 88.7 or Classical 94.5 WNED, you're familiar with the voices of our program hosts, but have you ever wondered more about them? We're happy to announce a new web video series "Storied Voices," where each episode gives you a glimpse behind the mic.

We recently launched our first episode which features Jay Moran of WBFO, which you can watch right here on our YouTube page. If you like it, be sure to check out the second episode featuring Bob Krum of Classical WNED, coming soon.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Closer Look at Education

By Martina FernFoE_Ad_300x250_BuffNews

Many parents in Buffalo and Western New York are frustrated. It’s difficult to maneuver through the maze of information about education, especially when some of it is contradictory, confusing or downright misleading.

With the help of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WNED | WBFO wants to change that. In December, we embarked on a new initiative, Focus on Education. In addition to in-depth information on our radio station, WBFO-FM 88.7, and live television broadcasts of town hall-style meetings on WNED-TV, there are also a number of outreach events in the community.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Sure to Please

By Wendy Swearingen

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
Monday, March 10 at 8 p.m.

No, it’s not a show about Canadians getting inked. But the Royal Novahighlight_royalnovascotia Scotia International Tattoo is a show like no other. One viewer described it as “Disney on ice. With no ice. And lots of drummers.” But it’s so much more than that. It is the world’s largest annual indoor show, and last year was one of WNED-TV’s most-viewed shows. It’s not hard to understand why. World-class performers from five countries, stunning pyrotechnics, thrilling acrobatics, singers, dancers, comedians, and of course tons of sternum rattling bands and drum and bugle corps performances serve to launch this spectacle above an ordinary musical production and into the entertainment stratosphere.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

There’s an App for That

By Carlton N. Brock III

Did you know that you could now listen to Classical 94.5 WNED and WBFO-FM 88.7 on the go? Now you can on your smartphone with the new WNED ǀ WBFO apps. Currently, there is an app for all three of our radio stations, including WBFO HD-2 JazzWorks available free on Apple and Android devices. slider_apps