October 9, 2023 | October 9, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On October 9th of that year, Erie Police Chief Sam Gemelli created a 21 percent six-month drop in crime due to the increased number of young people wearing crew cuts.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated history series Chronicles. The new season begins Thursday October 26 on WQLN PBS and on our TV app - Passport.