WICU recognized its 70th anniversary with the re-dedication of its building and burying of a time capsule on Thursday.

Dignitaries joined station staff and leaders for the ceremony.

City of Erie Mayor Joe Schember, State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and a representative from Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper's office presented proclamations recognizing the station for 70 years.

The ceremony ended with the burial of a time capsule and a ribbon cutting of the building.

"[The time capsule is] to be opened in 30 years," said Pam Forsyth, general manager of WICU and WSEE. "Think about 30 years. I have no idea who's going to be president, who's going to run the city. We have a sign here that says it'll be opened in 30 years, so we hope the building's still here, and somebody will make sure that it's opened."

We have been hard at work on a special looking back on WICU's 70 years of serving Erie. You can watch it Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. on WICU.