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We were established in 1961 when famed station owner Gordon McLendon moved his then 1080 AM WYSL to 1400 AM. McLendon sold the 1080 frequency to Leonard Walk, a Jewish man with a the 1080 frequency in 1961, and chose the "WUFO" call letters and named the station "WU-FO in Buffalo," providing the famed rhyming and identification with "Buffaloā€¯ that the owners desired.

WUFO 1080 AM begun officially broadcasting on November 2, 1962 with famed Cleveland Disc Jockey Eddie O'Jay as the first personality on air broadcasting with a "rhythm and blues" format.

WUFO has provided the nation with some of the most popular African-American radio personalities. Some of the announcers that worked at WUFO over the years include famed NYC disc jockey Frankie Crocker, Gary Byrd, Jerry Bledsoe, Thelka McCall and her son Dwayne Dancer Donovan, Don Allen, Don Mullins, Sunny Jim Kelsey, Al Brisbane, Jimmy Lyons, H.F. Stone, Chucky T, Al Parker, Gary Lanier, Kelly Carson, Darcel Howell Mouzon, David Wilson & Mark Vann who are brothers, Lee Pettigrew, Dwayne "Landers" Cumberlander and "The Discotizer" Keith Pollard, and the list of the "Greats" continues to grow.

In 1973 the Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation purchased Dynamic Broadcasting, making WUFO historic for being the only African American owned station in Western New York. Today, WUFO plays urban contemporary & Gospel hits mixed with community oriented talk, and Soul Oldies on the weekends.

In 2013, WUFO was purchased by Vision Multi Media Group (Sheila Brown) and True Bethel Community Development Corporation (Darius Pridgen), making it Western NY's first black, female-owned station.

Our music and spot programming format is designed to uplift, inspire, educate and entertain our diverse listening audience. Known as "The Spirit of Western New York,"  WUFO is committed to serving the community.

WUFO streams live on the Internet through this website, so people from all over the world can tune in 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Main Line: (716) 834-1080
Request Line: (716) 837-1112


143 Broadway Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203


Advertising with WUFO is the most effective way to reach a broad urban market. WUFO engages more than 100,000 website visitors, radio listeners from across the country, and events filled with loyal followers throughout the year.

We offer marketing solutions that include:
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For advertising inquiries and rate requests please contact: | 716.834.1080