August 16, 2023 | August 16, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On August 16th of that year, After months of debate and planning, State Street was closed between 8th and South Park Row, creating the new Downtown Transit Way Mall. State Street reopened again in the summer of 1993.
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