May 2, 2023 | May 2, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On May 2nd of that year, Erie County Commissioners unveiled an ambitious architectural design for a new sports arena near Interstate 90 and Route 8. The new smaller-than-planned venue was completed nine months later and named The Erie County Field House.
This Day in History is presented by Chronicles, which is available online at WQLN.org and on PBS Passport.