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Media in Buffalo, New York

RadioEdit

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
0550 AM WGR WGR Sports Radio 550 sports Entercom Communications
0770 AM WTOR Radio Saaz-o-Awaz multilingual Birach Broadcasting Corporation Licensed to Youngstown. Its directional border blaster signal aimed at Toronto is pointed away from, and inaudible to most of, Western New York.
0930 AM WBEN News Radio 930 news Entercom Communications
0970 AM WDCZ Christian Crawford Broadcasting Simulcast of WDCX-FM.
1080 AM WUFO POWER 96.5 Classic hip-hop Vision Multi Media Group Licensed to Amherst. Translator at 96.5 FM.
1120 AM WBBF Totally Gospel Network Black gospel Cumulus Media Translator at 100.3.
1230 AM WECK Buffalo's Very Own oldies Buddy Shula Licensed to Cheektowaga. Translators at 102.9 FM and 100.5 FM.
1270 AM WHLD Sportsradio 1270 The Fan sports Cumulus Media Licensed to Niagara Falls.
1300 AM WXRL classic country Schriver family Licensed to Lancaster.
1340 AM WLVL Hometown 1340 news/talk/sports Dick Greene Licensed to Lockport.
1400 AM WWWS Classic R&B AM 1400 & FM 107.3 rhythmic oldies Entercom Communications Translator in Williamsville at 107.3 FM.
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. Translators on 100.3 FM in Lockport, 95.7 in Niagara Falls and 106.1 FM in Buffalo.
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
0092.1 FM WZDV Dove FM Christian Calvary Chapel Simulcast of WYVL/WTWT, licensed to Amherst
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
0106.5 FM WYRK Country 106.5 country Townsquare Media
0107.7 FM WLKK Alternative Buffalo 107.7/104.7 alternative rock Entercom Communications Licensed to Wethersfield. Translator in Buffalo at 104.7 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] Rimshot signals from Rochester are also sometimes audible in Buffalo.

TelevisionEdit

OTA DTV channel (Virtual Channel) Call sign Network Owner Notes
33 (2) WGRZ NBC Tegna, Inc. Antenna TV on DT2, Justice Network on DT3, Quest on DT4
32 (4) WIVB CBS Nexstar Media Group Court TV on DT2
38 (7) WKBW ABC E. W. Scripps Company Laff on DT2, Escape on DT3, Grit on DT4
15 (15) WBNF-CD TCT LocusPoint Networks Translator of WNYB/Jamestown. Light TV on DT3
43 (17) WNED PBS Western New York Public Broadcasting Association Create on DT2, PBS Kids on DT3
32 (23) WNLO The CW Nexstar Media Group Bounce TV on DT2
34 (25) WVTT This TV HC2 Holdings Licensed to Olean, with a rimshot signal based in Yorkshire. Decades on DT2, Movies! on DT3
14 (29) WUTV Fox Sinclair Broadcast Group TBD on DT2, Charge! on DT3
49 (49) WNYO MyNetworkTV Sinclair Broadcast Group Stadium on DT2, Comet on DT3, GetTV on DT4
23 (51) WPXJ ION Ion Media Networks
17 (56) WBXZ-LP Cozi TV Steven Ritchie Independent on DT4. Eight other rotating networks operate on the station's ten subchannels
7 (67) WBBZ MeTV Phil Arno MeTV on DT1 and DT3, Heroes & Icons on DT2. Licensed to Springville. WBBZ-DT4 has a translator (WDTB-LD) licensed to Hamburg.

Although no cable stations are currently, as of 2017, based in Buffalo, Charter Communications has an affiliate and news bureau in the city, as does Spectrum Sports (until its closure in 2017) 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 Charter/Spectrum and Atlantic Broadband in the immediate Buffalo/Niagara Falls areas, according to their channel lineups.

NewspapersEdit

  • 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)
  • The Buffalo Times (daily newspaper published in Buffalo & Erie County from 1921–1939)
  • 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 transgenderGLBT – newspaper serving the Buffalo Metro area)
  • 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)
  • The Public (founded by former employees of Artvoice)
  • 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)

MagazinesEdit

Film industryEdit

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 areaEdit

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.

  • The American Side (2016) – set and filmed in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and the surrounding area.
  • Battledogs – filmed in Buffalo in 2013
  • Best Friends – filmed in Buffalo in 1982
  • Bruce Almighty (2003) – starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston; set in Buffalo; parts of the movie are set in the real-life TV station WKBW
  • The Buddy Holly Story – depicts the name "The Crickets" being bestowed upon Buddy's group by Buffalo disk jockey 'Madman' Mancuso
  • Buffalo '66 – set and filmed in Buffalo
  • Buffalo Bushido – set and filmed in Buffalo in 2007
  • Canadian Bacon – although largely set in nearby Niagara Falls, had significant scenes in Buffalo
  • Category 7: The End of the World – Buffalo is destroyed by tornadoes
  • Crimson Peak – The beginning of the film is set in Buffalo in 1901
  • Evan Almighty – beginning of the movie was set in Buffalo
  • The Falls – shot in and takes place in Buffalo
  • Henry's Crime (2010) – romantic comedy produced by and starring Keanu Reeves; takes place in Buffalo; features Reeves's character robbing the Buffalo Savings Bank
  • Hide in Plain Sight – set and filmed in Buffalo
  • Jump Tomorrow – filmed in Buffalo in 2001
  • Limestone Burning – set in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and was filmed on location in 2012
  • Manna from Heaven – set and filmed in Buffalo
  • The Natural – while not set in Buffalo, was mostly filmed there
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles – starring Steve Martin and John Candy; the automobile scenes were filmed along U.S. Route 219, south of Buffalo
  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead – a Troma film shot in Buffalo at an old McDonald's location on Bailey Avenue
  • Poundcake – set and filmed in Buffalo in 2006
  • A Princess for Christmas – a Michael Damian film which takes place in Buffalo at the beginning of the movie.
  • Prison of the Psychotic Damned – a horror picture which takes place in the old Buffalo Central Terminal
  • Proud – filmed in Elmira and Buffalo in 2004
  • The Savages – starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, filmed throughout Buffalo in the spring of 2006
  • Second String – set in Buffalo
  • Shadow Creature – filmed in Buffalo; directed by James Gribbins of Gribbins Films
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One a (2014) made-for-TV movie was set in NYC but used several scenes filmed in downtown Buffalo.
  • Slime City – filmed in Buffalo in 1988
  • Stiletto Dance – starring Eric Roberts as a Buffalo cop trying to foil a Russian mafia-nuclear weapon deal; set and filmed in Buffalo in 2001
  • You Kill Me – half set in Buffalo, although it was mostly filmed in Winnipeg

TV shows set in the Buffalo areaEdit

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

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