March 19, 2023 | March 19, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973, and on March 19th of that year – 18-year-old Greg Spilko paddled an experimental canoe from Waterford to Franklin. Spilko’s father designed the unflippable craft for the US Coast Guard. The trip took 31 and a half hours.
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