September 12, 2023 | September 12, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On September 12th of that year, Erie’s Republican Party voted to keep Richard Foht as its mayoral candidate. One week earlier, Foht was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated history series Chronicles. The new season begins next month and is available online at WQLN.org and on the PBS app - Passport.