Get Involved

Write for our student newspaper, be a disc jockey at our student radio station, get involved with our campus television station, create a public relations campaign through our Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, or volunteer with our communication honor society.

There are numerous ways to gain practical experience while having fun and making new friends through our student media organizations—and you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. 

The Record, Buffalo State's student newspaper

Student Newspaper

The Record is Buffalo State’s student-run news outlet.

Published online by United Students Government, the paper has served as an arena for up-and-coming student journalists since the newspaper’s establishment in 1913.

Office: (716) 878-4531

Faculty Adviser: Annemarie Franczyk, Buckham Hall B134, (716) 878-5900

The Record website
Student in the WBNY studio

Student Radio Station

WBNY-FM 91.3 is the student-operated radio station, owned by United Students Government.

Since 1982, the station has brought a unique blend of all types of music, including local music, not available anywhere else.

The station also offers a variety of talk shows and Buffalo State sports. Students can be trained as disc jockeys or work in news, sports, production, promotions, talk shows, or underwriting at WBNY. The station counts many active radio personalities among its alumni.

Office: (716) 878-3080

Studio: (716) 878-5104

Faculty Adviser: Dorothea Braemer, Buckham Hall B126, (716) 878-3794.

WBNY website
BFT Productions logo

BFT Productions

The student-run television station, Bengal Film & Television Productions, is a student-run media collaborative owned by United Students Government. It programs campus news, sporting events, and other original programs on-campus and online.

Office: (716) 878-4367

Faculty Adviser: Meg Knowles, Buckham Hall B123, (716) 878-4023

BFT Productions Facebook Page
Buffalo State's PRSSA student chapter

Public Relations Student Society of America

Buffalo State’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter provides students with networking opportunities, guest speakers, professional development through conferences, and tours of local agencies and organizations with PR departments.

The chapter, founded in 1986 as Western New York’s first PRSSA chapter, also has its own student-run PR firm, which creates public relations plans for local nonprofits and small businesses. The chapter is affiliated with the PRSA Buffalo Niagara chapter.

Faculty Adviser: Deborah Silverman, Buckham Hall B120, (716) 878-3606

PRSSA website PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter
Lambda Pi Eta logo

Communication Honor Society

Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Buffalo State’s Rho Psi chapter was chartered in 2005.

Eligibility: Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 with at least 60 credits completed. They also must have a major GPA of 3.25 and must have completed at least 12 COM or SPC credits taken at Buffalo State.

Chapter Goals: 

  • To recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication
  • To stimulate interest in the field of communication
  • To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors
  • To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
  • To establish and maintain closer relationships and mutual understanding between students and faculty
  • To explore options for graduate education in communication