August 9, 2023 | August 9, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On August 9th of that year, police arrested five women near Fifth and State streets as part of a city-wide crackdown on summertime prostitution. The arrests prompted a newspaper article that attempted to differentiate the difference between prostitution and a date.
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