July 31, 2023 | July 31, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On July 31st of that year, Judge Lindley McClelland ordered Erie County Prison personnel to return to their jobs. The prison guards went on strike with other county employees seeking better wages and working conditions.
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