It was 6 years ago yesterday (12/4/07) when Erie had it’s first DTV station sign on. It was WQLN (DT 50 which remaps as 54-1). WQLN introduced digital television to the Erie region and is the second most powerful digital station next to WSEE. There wasn’t much publicity regarding the new station, but the word is getting out as we approach the analog TV shutdown date of February 17, 2009. The station is offering a free brochure you can order through It will explain what OTA viewers of WQLN will need in order to keep watching the station with their current TV sets if they may not be interested in having an HDTV set or cannot afford one. I’m certainly glad that WQLN and WSEE are getting the word out regarding the future of TV.