July 29, 2023 | July 29, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On July 29th of that year, Millcreek supervisor Paul Martin demanded a federal probe behind the US Coast Guard’s delayed rescue of a Millcreek family whose boat exploded on Lake Erie. The family of four had to float for nearly five hours on debris and life vests before help arrived.
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