November 17, 2023 | November 17, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On November 17th of that year, Senator Hugh Scott announced he had secured Amtrak rail passenger service for Erie - through a provision of the law that formed Amtrack, stating that the new agency had to offer experimental service to underserved communities.
This Day in History is presented by WQLN’s Emmy-nominated weekly history series Chronicles. Available on WQLN PBS and on our TV app - Passport.