140 Lower Terrace
Hours: VIP Access: 9:00am/General Public: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Last Admittance: 4:30 pm
Public Parking Available
Photography and Filming Allowed
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Public Restrooms: Yes
Offering: Guided Tours; Audio/Visual
Visitor Experience: Visitors will have a variety of opportunities when they visit WNED/WBFO:
– Guided Tours of WNED-TV studios, WBFO-FM 88.7, Classical 94.5 WNED
– Green Screen Experience
– Classical 94.5 WNED LP and CD sale (includes all music genres, not just Classical)
– Horizons Gallery Art Show
– Screenings of local productions, looped throughout the day
– Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog!
– PBS Kids activities, giveaways
Building Description: WNED/WBFO studio was built in 1993. The architect, was Stiegletz, Stiegletz, & Tries, PC. It was built to communicate an open, inviting, warm, we-belong-to-you feeling with the public entrance on the corner to be an embrace.
In the lobby are display cases showcasing the history of WNED and WBFO, which are both celebrating 60 years of broadcasting this year. The cases are brimming with awards, including Emmy awards and a Peabody for “Reading Rainbow” which was created by WNED-TV. There are eight autographed guitars by famous performers who participated in the guitar festival. These are occasionally rotated out with many others in our archives.
WNED founded the JoAnn Falletta Classical Guitar Concerto Competition with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2004. The competition occurs every two years and includes a series of concerts held at WNED studios and Kleinhans Music Hall. June 2018 marked the first female winner of the competition (Bokyung Byun of South Korea) and the first lifetime achievement award was given to Liona Boyd, the “First Lady of Guitar.”