|WUFO MIX 1080 AM © 2014
Serving Western NY's African American Community for more than 50 years.
Buffalo | Western NY | Southern Ontario
Western NY's leading source for inspiration to the African American community. WUFO 1080 AM is a Stellar
Award-nominated station that features gospel music, blues, neo soul, Christian rap, talk shows, community news,
sports show, local church broadcasts, breaking news and feature stories impacting the urban community.
Did you know that Western New York's first radio station programming to the African-American community
was WUFO? 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
group of Black formatted stations (WAMO Pittsburgh, WILD Boston). Soon thereafter, Leonard Walk bought
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 "Buffalo” 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.
For more details, you can find us on Wikipedia.com.
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
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.
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716-834-1080 today and ask to speak to someone in our sales department.