During the pioneering decades of broadcasting in America, the Buffalo area played a significant role in the development of talent, programming and technology. From the sign-on of the city's first radio station in 1922 to the future deployment of digital television, the broadcast media have led the pop-cultural development of Niagara Frontier.
The non-profit Buffalo Broadcasters Foundation was formally organized in 1996 with membership consisting of media professionals and the general public. The Buffalo Broadcasters are dedicated to preserving and promoting WNY's rich local broadcasting history, saluting and encouraging quality broadcasting today and in the future, and most importantly to promote quality broadcasting. Future plans call for a permanent museum. During the year public events, lectures, and informal gatherings are held. Our keystone event is the Western New York Broadcast Hall of Fame Induction ceremony held every May.