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Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

The Position of Women in Music

Monday, November 18, 2013

From the February, 1943 WQXR Program Guide:

You or we may not agree with everything [or anything] that Sir Thomas Beecham says about women in music, but we know his comments will interest you. This article is condensed from the original which appears in the recently published "Vogue's First Reader." We wish to express our thanks to the publishers for their permission to reprint it.

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Bach is a Modern

Monday, November 11, 2013

From the September, 1943 WQXR Program Guide:

Alec Templeton is one of the few great artists who is equally at home in the realm of the popular as he is among the classics. His thorough musicianship has won for him an outstanding place on the air and in the concert hall, and we know that his thoughts on the music of today will be stimulating. When we asked Mr. Templeton the other day what we should say about him in this introduction, he said, "Say I am a devoted listener to WQXR." We say so proudly.

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My Day With WQXR

Monday, November 04, 2013

From the March, 1942 WQXR Program Guide:

Irwin Edman, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and author of Philosopher's Holiday, Fountainheads of Freedom, and other books, has on various occasions spoken over WQXR and is, as the following indicates, one of its devotees.

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Zaven 'Doc' Masoomian

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

He helped make WQXR what it is today.
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"What About This American Music?"

Monday, October 28, 2013

From the May, 1944 WQXR Program guide:

Roy Harris, who is well known to our audience, is a Westerner by birth and upbringing. He resides in Colorado Springs, where he holds the post of Composer-in-Residence to Colorado College. Rated by such publications as Time, Life and The Christian Science Monitor as "America's Leading Symphonic Composer," Harris has written six symphonies and a great deal of choral and chamber music. He has been recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Because National Music Week is celebrated this month, we asked Mr. Harris to write about American music and we feel sure his opinions will arouse your interest in contemporary composers.

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WNYC Logos through the years

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

From the letterhead of New York City's Municipal Broadcasting System to the new design today, WNYC has gone through a number of logos. While each logo represents WNYC in a specific period of time one thing remains constant: WNYC is "The Voice of the City."

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Records Make Music Lovers

Monday, October 21, 2013

Records are good for good music.
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An Orchestral Conductor Looks at Radio

Monday, October 14, 2013

"WQXR allows me to not only hear performances by other men but to take quiet stock of my own."
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Commandments for Commentators

Monday, October 07, 2013

A biblical imperative for the newsy.
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Paderewski

Monday, September 30, 2013

"His every move in life personally, socially and economically was for the benefit and improvement of his fellow men."
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Latin Americans in Music

Monday, September 23, 2013

Latin America has a great contribution to make to the world's music.
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Brains Have No Sex

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pioneering feminist broadcaster on WQXR.
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So You Think It's Easy!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Tongue-twisters, mike fright, and other announcer woes.
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Earliest Known Recording of a New York City Mayor

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Who knew a commercial recording of a New York City Mayor would ever sell?
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Raymond Asserson, Sr., The Man Who Built WNYC in 1924: Speaking Truth to Power

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The man who built WNYC.
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Radio Pioneer Tommy Cowan Announces a Parade of History

Friday, May 10, 2013

He was an announcer blessed with the gift of gab and an encyclopedic knowledge of New York.
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In Wartime '40s, America's First Taste of Rationing

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

WNYC
Remember rationing?
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sunday, April 07, 2013

The war wouldn't be over for another year, but it was very clear what was happening to the Jews of Europe.
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Earliest Known Broadcast on Nazi Persecution of Jews

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A rare recording surfaces!
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Ms. Bella Abzug

Monday, March 18, 2013

In March, 1972, reporter Eleanor Fischer interviewed Congresswoman Bella Abzug as she was fighting to hold on to her congressional district in Manhattan encompassing, in part, the Battery, the Lower East Side, Little Italy, Chinatown, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. Representative Abzug talks about this effort to marginalize her. She also calls for pulling U.S. troops out of Vietnam, endorses Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's campaign for the Presidency and (there may be some debate over it) lays claim to starting the honorific "Ms."

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