Bank branch planned for former WMAS property

Radio station moved out of West Street property years ago

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The longtime home of radio station WMAS is now no more. Demolition crews have taken down the station’s former building on West Street in Springfield, near the North End Bridge.

The property is now owned by Bob Bolduc of Pride Stores, which has a location next door. Bolduc now has plans to build a bank in the space where the radio station used to be.

Jose Claudio of the New North Citizens Council told 22News that this is great news for Brightwood neighborhood residents.

“We have over four thousand people that live in this area, who need a bank- money orders and a lot of stuff- and it’s hard for them to do it,” Claudio said.

Bolduc said he’s making overtures to the banking community right now to attract them to the property.

The West Street property has been vacant for many years, after WMAS moved their studios to the Basketball Hall of Fame.