Right after WQLN TV 54 (DT 54-1) Celebrated 40 years on the air, there is more to celebrate on the FM side. It was 35 years ago on January 7th, 1973 when WQLN 91.3 FM first signed onto the Erie airwaves. The first broadcast day was from 6pm – Midnight which consisted of Classical, Jazz & Blues and Contemporary music. The station had three studio locations during the broadcast day. Edinboro State College, Mercyhurst College and the “Opportunities Industrialization Center” studios shared the broadcast schedule on WQLN FM. Great hosts like the late Paul Brown, Joe DiGiorgio, Tom McLaren and Mavis Sergeant opened the doors for some of today’s voices you hear on the Q like Wally Faas, Bill Garts, Al Lubiejewski, Jason Gibbs and a voice who started with WQLN back in 1973, Robb Hoff. The station is also Erie’s NPR & PRI affiliate with a great like up of program including “Morning Edition”, “Fresh Air”, “A Prarie Home Companion” and “Car Talk” among others. The station can also be heard online and in outlying areas with help from translators in Meadville 89.3, Titusville 91.5, Warren 98.9, Oil City 91.9 & Mayville, NY 90.1.
Jan 03 2008