Broadcast areaBuffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area
Frequency92.9 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding92.9 WBUF
FormatActive rock
SubchannelsHD2: Family Life Network
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
First air date
1947; 76 years ago (1947)
Former call signs
  • WBNY-FM (1947–1959)
  • WBUF (1959–1980)
  • WFXZ (1980–1981)
  • WFXZ-FM (1981-1982)
  • WBUF (1982–1995)
  • WSJZ (1995–1997)
  • WLCE (1997–1999)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Facility ID53699
ERP76,000 watts
HAAT195 meters (640 ft)
WebcastListen Live

WBUF (92.9 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Buffalo, New York. Its studios are located at the Rand Building in downtown Buffalo, with its transmitter on Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo. WBUF is owned by Townsquare Media and broadcasts an active rock radio format known as "92.9 WBUF, Buffalo's Real Rock".

WBUF began streaming its programming on the Internet in mid-November 2006. The station has a HD 2 subchannel that airs religious programming from Family Life Network. WBUF also uses three FM translator stations: W239BA on 95.7 MHz in Niagara Falls, New York, W262CQ on 100.3 MHz in Lockport, New York and W291CN on 106.1 MHz in Buffalo. These three translators carry the Family Life Network programming by way of the WBUF-HD2 signal.

Superpower status

WBUF is a grandfathered "Superpower" Class B FM radio station, operating at 76,000 watts. Buffalo has three other superpower FM stations: WNED-FM, WDCX-FM and WBKV. Under current U.S. Federal Communications Commission rules, Class B FM's are not allowed to exceed 50,000 watts ERP.[1] Because WBUF signed on in 1947,[2] it was not subject to those restrictions on power. In fact, it once was powered at 92,000 watts, but because it moved its antenna some years ago, it reduced its power.


WBUF began broadcasting in 1947, among the earliest FM stations in Buffalo.

Logo as Jack FM, 2005-2020


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-19.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-139
  3. ^ https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1991/RR-1991-04-05.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1995/RR-1995-04-07.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1997/RR-1997-04-11.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  6. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1999/RR-1999-07-02.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/2000s/2001/RR-2001-03-02.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ 92.9 Jack-FM Buffalo Gives Way To Everything That Rocks
  9. ^ WBUF Becomes Buffalo's Real Rock Radioinsight - June 10, 2022

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