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 "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 L