June 5, 2023 | June 5, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On June 5th of that year, and in a stunt to get attention from his girlfriend, nineteen-year-old George Ortiz pretended to have been run over by a car on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk. A large crowd gathered, along with multiple emergency vehicles. Ortiz was charged with creating a public nuisance.
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