Thursday, August 3, 2017

Buffalo NY Radio: WUFO Adds FM Signal

Western New Yorkers and listeners in Southern Ontario can now hear WUFO on both the AM and FM dials.

At noon Wednesday, it became newly available on Translator W289AU 96.5 FM in addition to 1080 AM dial (1 Kw Daytime only). The station is branding as "Power 96.5: A Blend of R&B and Your Favorite Throwbacks."

There was one change since WUFO announced last December during its 56th year celebration that it was adding a FM channel to improve sound quality and to broaden its audience, a move that was described back then as a "game-changer.

According to the Buffalo News, The addition of the FM channel, Power 96.5, enables WUFO to operate 24 hours a day with additional music programming.

"It really is surreal," Brown said Wednesday afternoon of the addition of the FM channel. "'It is something I have been working for and praying for a long time. I can't get caught up in the emotion. We want to make a difference in the community."

Brown, who started at WUFO in 1986 as an account executive, owns 84 percent of the station, in the African-American cultural heritage district.  True Bethel Community Development Corp., which is headed by Common Council President Darius G. Pridgen, owns 16 percent.

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