July 28, 2023 | July 28, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On July 28th of that year, Thirty-five Erie teens were arrested at the Watkins Glenn Summer Jam for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The Erietes missed performances of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and the Band.
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