WFCR enjoying new downtown studios

Station moved from Amherst to downtown Springfield in the fall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Workers at New England Public Radio’s WFCR have settled-into their new headquarters in downtown Springfield.

New England Public Radio CEO and General Manager Martin Miller told 22News that they have made a $6 million investment in downtown Springfield, and they are fitting in very well with the revitalization of the downtown area. Their new studios are located at the corner of Main Street and Bridge Street, on the ground floor of a historic building that once housed the Springfield National Bank.

Their presence is being felt along the Main Street corridor, which recently saw the opening of the new UMass Center at Springfield, located at Tower Square. Meanwhile work continues farther up Main Street on the Union Station project, with the transportation center set to finally re-open in 2016.

CEO and general manager Martin Miller told 22News, public radio wants to be part of the downtown revitalization. “Union Station, other things that are happening right in downtown; that we’re adding to the revitalization effort and hopefully new vibrancy that downtown Springfield can be.”

WFCR moved from their former studios on the UMass Amherst campus to downtown Springfield this past fall.

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