We’re Having a Party!
Have you ever found yourself at just the right place at just the right time? I did in 2017 when WQLN PBS turned 50, and I feel that way today as we prepare to celebrate WQLN NPR’s 50th anniversary.
I hope you feel the same. Because as someone who loves public radio, I spend my days in awe of our radio founders - Lou Pollock, Ted Junker, and Bob Chitester, and what they accomplished. The foundation they laid in the early 1970s has allowed member-supported radio in Erie to remain a consistent community asset in a very inconsistent industry.
We’ll honor them, their work, and WQLN NPR’s groundbreaking moments with a grand celebration party on Saturday, January 7. Scott Horsley, Jack Speer, and Elissa Nadworny from NPR will join us as guest speakers.
The night will not just focus on WQLN’s past but also on our future – and that is why we selected the new rehearsal hall inside the newly restored Warner Theater as our location. Nothing speaks to the future of our city as this space does. The entrance is on Ninth Street.
I hope to see you there. You can get tickets by visiting www.WQLN.org – click on the WQLN NPR 50th Anniversary logo.
Tom New, President/CEO of WQLN