July 5, 2023 | July 5, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On July 5th of that year, Ray Vogel of West 23rd Street made front-page news by winning the $50,000 jackpot from the State Lottery. The equivalent in today’s dollars is almost $342,000.
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