May 17, 2023 | May 17, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On May 17th of that year, Erie’s Barber Union 149 released a survey from its membership indicating that most wives of Erie barbers are now working to support their families. The Union blamed business downturns on men’s new mod hairstyles.
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