June 15, 2023 | June 15, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On June 15th of that year, a cameraman from WTAE in Pittsburgh mistook Erie County Commissioner Bill Hill for a courthouse janitor. The cameraman needed a place to record an interview. Hill unlocked an office – offered the space, and when asked whose office it was – Hill replied, “Mine.”
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