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WQLN Public Media - Who We Are


To stimulate, enrich, educate, and entertain the public through communications.

WQLN Public Media

WQLN-TV 54 is your prime connection to PBS and much more - three channels more.

WQLN-TV 54.1 is the Erie area's only PBS affiliate, featuring safe children's programming every day; PBS Primetime programming every Sunday through Friday evening; British Comedies on Saturday nights; and How-To programming Saturday afternoons.

WQLN-TV 54.2 is the Create channel. Create is a channel that showcases the best of how-to and do-it-yourself programs on public television.

WQLN-TV 54.3 is the World channel, featuring public television's top documentary, public affairs, and nonfiction programming.

WQLN Radio 91.3 FM is the region's news, classics & jazz public radio station. WQLN Radio is affiliated with National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media and airs more original hours of programming every week than any other radio station in the Erie market. 

Daily news and interview programs provide listeners a window to the world with rigorous reporting and passionate storytelling. Our local public affairs programs promote awareness of the events and people that shape our community. Dedicated volunteers provide the majority of music programming on WQLN Radio, sharing their favorite musical artists with our listeners daily. Through these programs, WQLN Radio is a resource for the needs of the community and seeks to enrich the lives of community members while inviting a respectful exchange of ideas.

WQLN Educational reaches out to those vested in a child's education—parents, teachers, and the community at large—by providing family literacy workshops and community events that support education in the classroom and at home. 

Management Team

Tom New

President & CEO (814) 217-6027

Cindy Spizarny

Vice President & General Manager (814) 217-6004

Lisa Counasse

Director of Development (814) 217-6058

Tom Pysz

Director of Corporate Support (814) 217-6073

DaWayne Cleckley

Marketing & Multimedia Manager (814) 217-6043

Sue Allen

Radio Manager (814) 217-6017

Kathy Carducci

Educational Outreach Services Manager (814) 217-6001

Aaron Coseo

Chief Engineer (814) 217-6038

Closed Captioning Assistance

For closed captioning concerns please contact our captioning hotline:
Phone: 814-450-8630
Fax: 814-864-4077
Or use our online contact form

We will make every effort to respond or otherwise resolve your inquiry within 1 business day.

Written closed captioning comments or concerns should be directed to the following:
Mr. Aaron Coseo - Chief Engineer
WQLN Public Media
8425 Peach St.
Erie, PA 16509

Before sending a formal written comment, we recommend you first contact our captioning hotline. We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal comment. In any event, we will respond to your comment or concern within 30 days.

Click here for more information about closed captioning on WQLN TV.

Public Files

Audited Financial Report
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Annual EEO Public File Report
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Form 990
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2014 Local Content and Community Service Report
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WQLN Editorial Guidelines and Code of Ethics
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Code of Editorial Integrity
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WQLN Public Media Board of Directors

Martin Haft, CPA - Board Chair
Rochelle Krowinski - Vice Chair
John F. Kearns, FCII - Board Secretary and Treasurer
Mark Amendola - Director
Lisa Chinsky - Director
Patricia Cavanaugh - Director
Jennifer Gornall - Director
C. Bruce Kern II - Director
Dr. John Linden - Director
Marnie Mead - Director
Matt Miller - Director
Barbara Pollock - Director
Scott K. Wright - Director

WQLN Public Media Community Advisory Board

Alyson Amendola - Community Representative
Daniel Desrochers - Community Representative
Matt Lebowitz - Community Representative
Phil Fatica - Community Representative
Mike Smiley - Community Representative
June Smith - Community Representative
Halle Kostansek - WQLN Public Media Liaison

Let’s work together

WQLN is your public media station.