May 31, 2023 | May 31, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On May 30th of that year, a fire at the just-completed new General Mclane High School caused $150,000 in damage. The blaze was contained, but the extensive smoke damage closed the school until the start of the 1973 school year.
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