The Buffalo Broadcasters Association is also celebrating a Golden Anniversary.
This year WNED-FM is being recognized for its 50 years of broadcasting in Western New York.
WNED-FM, Buffalo’s classical music radio station 94.5 and home of radio show A Prairie Home Companion, was launched in 1960. It was formerly under the name WEBR-FM, but was later changed to WBCE, then WREZ in the 1970s. The Western New York Public Broadcasting Association bought the station in 1975 and called it WEBR-AM, but only a couple of years later, it was renamed WNED-FM and began to offer classical music. It is the only station to broadcast classical music 24 hours a day in the Buffalo and Toronto areas, and it, also, simulcasts classical music in Jamestown, NY, on WNJA.