To stimulate, enrich, educate, and entertain the public.
WQLN Public Media
For over 50 years, WQLN Public Media has been the Lake Erie region’s passport to a wider world – a world of discovery, exploration, lifelong learning, and an ongoing respectful exchange of ideas.
WQLN TV 54 is your prime connection to PBS and much more. As the region’s only PBS affiliate, we feature safe, educational children's programming every day, alongside top-quality history, arts, and documentary programming, with objective, balanced news from PBS every evening. Our second and third TV channels – Create and World – showcase the best DIY and public affairs programs anywhere on public television.
WQLN Radio 91.3FM is the region's source for daily unbiased news from NPR; classics, jazz, and a multitude of other musical styles; plus interview and pop-culture showcases only available on public radio. WQLN Radio is Erie’s only NPR, Public Radio International, and American Public Media affiliate and also airs more original, locally-produced hours of programming than any other local station. Rigorous reporting and passionate storytelling promote awareness of the events and people that shape our community and beyond, while dedicated volunteers share their favorite musical artists with our listeners.
But we’re not just TV and radio. WQLN Education reaches out to those vested in children’s education—parents, teachers, and the community at large—by providing family literacy workshops and community events that bridge the gap between the classroom and the home.
We hope you feel the same pride we do every day when we switch on WQLN Radio or WQLN TV. The Erie media market is one of the smallest TV and radio markets in the country. Yet your public television & radio station has achieved what communities twice our size only dream about. Each year we produce over 3,000 hours of original content, we are continually adding new national programs to our schedules, and we offer a wealth of community outreach programs that are both fun and educational.
All of us who call WQLN Public Media our passport to the world were proud to help celebrate WQLN’s 50th anniversary in 2017 – and to reaffirm the importance of WQLN to the Lake Erie region, making all of our hometowns better places to live. When thinking about the next 50 years, the first thing that comes to mind is YOU! We often say – and always believe – that you are the “u” in Public Media, both providing the financial support that drives our efforts and as the key influencers of our programming. Not beholden to corporate interests, we are beholden to your tastes, preferences, curiosity, and quest for knowledge. So thank YOU for making Erie a place where public radio and TV can thrive!