The quality of life in the area, its central location between six major metropolitan areas, and a wide range of educational, cultural, and employment opportunities creates a vital and diverse audience for Community Broadcasters.
Known as wine country for its plentiful vineyards, the area also has strong roots in manufacturing. Since the mid 1800’s, Elmira/Corning manufacturers including the Worldwide Headquarters for the Corning Corporation, have produced glass products, lumber and furniture, food products, bricks, milled flour, cigars, metal products, industrial machinery, aircraft, electrical and electronic components, along with many other products. Watkins Glen another area community is home to the World Class Watkins Glen Speedway, which attracts millions of race fans annually!
Today, some of the area’s products and services include regional and local healthcare services (with major medical facilities in both Corning and Elmira) and educational opportunities at ElmiraCollege, CorningCommunity College, nearby CornellUniversity, SyracuseUniversity, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology.
The area’s diverse and multi-faceted audience has welcomed the variety our stations bring to the region — from classic rock and country, to talk radio.
Community Broadcasters has the privilege of giving voice to Olean’s “energetic spirit” with country’s greatest hits at WPIG, FM 95.7 (The Pig) and round-the-clock sports at newly formatted WHDL, AM 1450 (ESPN The Huddle).
The diversity of our stations reflects the diversity of Olean itself.
The area is rich in history. Settled in 1765, Olean became the world’s largest oil depot during the Pennsylvania oil rush and was the frequent stopping place of Al Capone during the bootlegging years of Prohibition.
Outdoor beauty and recreational activity is plentiful with everything from maple sugaring to downhill skiing. The Allegheny River Trail and AlleghenyState Park provide outdoor enthusiasts with camping, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and more.
Olean’s Center for the Arts and the Community Theater bring the arts to life in countless stage productions and art exhibits. The area also offers outstanding educational opportunity with St. Bonaventure University, Olean Business Institute, JamestownCommunity College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford close by.
And business is thriving. Olean is home to a wide range of diverse and successful companies such as Dresser-Rand Manufacturing, Alcas Corporation, Bush Industries, Cooper Power Systems, Empire Cheese, Friendship Dairies, Philadelphia Furniture, St. Bonaventure University, Stroehmann Bakeries and Zippo Manufacturing.
Community Broadcasters is pleased be among Olean’s thriving businesses.
We’ve made Olean, New York our home. Thanks for making us your stations!
In 1749, the French claimed Ogdensburg as their own. But it wasn’t theirs for long. In 1760, the British ousted them and raised their own flag, but their claim to Ogdensburg was also short lived. In 1796, fueled by the spirit of the Revolution, the first settlers under the American flag arrived and ordered the British to evacuate.The city was named for Colonel Samuel Ogden, a patriot during the Revolutionary War.
What made Ogdensburg so worth fighting for?
Along with the unspoiled and spectacular beauty the French discovered, Ogdensburg’s strategic location along the St. Lawrence River made it the perfect site for a new mission and fort. And today, the location remains just as attractive. Over six miles of shoreline along the mighty St. Lawrence River with major Canadian and American commercial markets and thriving business enterprises nearby make Ogdensburg a vital market.
In fact, seven of the top ten U.S. markets and 75% of Canada’s population are located within close proximity to Ogdensburg. Easy access to the city by rail, water, road and air transportation make Ogdensburg a central point for both U.S. and Canadian markets. Community Broadcasters is happy to be one of the “thriving business enterprises” who call Ogdensburg home.
The many faces of Watertown create a broad audience for Community Broadcasters.
Among our listeners are 30,000 troops at the U.S. Army post, Fort Drum. A quarter of a million tourists who flood the area every summer for the beauty of Alexandria Bay’s “Thousand Islands” also tune in to us. And the residents of Jefferson County, the fastest growing county in New York state, welcome the variety of our programming.
Named after the many falls located on the Black River, Watertown developed in the early 19th century as a manufacturing center. In the early 20th century, after years of generating industrial wealth, the city was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation.
For a small city, Watertown’s architectural legacy is impressive, too. It’s known as the smallest city in the U.S. to have a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the celebrated landscape architect who created Central Park in New York City. The city can also claim some interesting “firsts”. For example, Watertown is the birthplace of the Five and Dime, the safety pin and the home of Little Trees air fresheners.
Watertown manufactured the first portable steam engine, has the longest continually operating county fair in the U.S. and holds the Red and Black football franchise which is the oldest surviving semi-professional team in the United States.
Community Broadcasters is happy to be here, giving voice to the news, events and music that define Watertown.
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