WNED names studio after million-dollar “quiet” benefactor

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The staff at WNED in Buffalo, N.Y., was stunned when the station received a $1.4 million bequest from Charles N. Hubbell. The classical music enthusiast had contributed for more than 25 years and left the station the money from his trust. It’s the largest legacy gift ever for the station. “We don’t know much about this quiet patron, but we are extremely grateful for his enormous generosity,” Donald K. Boswell, president and CEO, told The Buffalo News. Boswell announced Monday that WNED will honor its “quiet patron” by naming the Classical 94.5 FM broadcast booth the Charles N. Hubbell Studio. “His name will serve as a dramatic reminder of the impact we have, and of our unique responsibility to viewers and listeners,” Boswell said.