SALAMANCA – A local classic hits radio station will be going off the air later this month.
In a statement posted online, WGWE, a Seneca Broadcasting station owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians, announced Monday after 10-years of operations they are shutting down on March 31.
“Due to the health pandemic, we’ve been forced to make a business decision and unfortunately cease broadcasting at the end of March,” wrote the broadcaster in the statement. “Nya:wëh (thank you) to all our listeners and advertisers.”
The Seneca nation purchased the state’s construction permit in early 2009, with the station first signing on the air in February 2010.
The station’s playlist features a mix of oldies ranging from the 1960s through 1980s, some limited 1990s material, classic rock, native music and classic country.
The radio broadcaster also provides play-by-play coverage of the Olean Oilers collegiate summer baseball, St. Bonaventure Bonnies women’s basketball and other youth football games.