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Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

Isaac Brimberg: The Broadcast Pioneer Who Made It All Work

Friday, March 25, 2011

WNYC's Chief Engineer Isaac Brimberg, from a 1930s photo. Brimberg was a pioneer in radio broadcasting. He joined WNYC at its opening in 1924 and was named Chief Engineer in 1929.  He oversaw the WPA construction of our new studios and our state-of-the-art transmission facilities at Greenpoint, Brooklyn--both opening in October 1937.  Brimberg was also responsible for setting up our shortwave facility W2XVP in 1941 and our experimental FM station W39NY, now WNYC-FM.  Major Isaac Brimberg was in the Army Signal Corps in 1943 when he died tragically on leave in a car accident at the age of 40. 

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WNYC WWII broadcasts at the National Library of Norway

Friday, March 18, 2011

WNYC aids in the struggle against the Nazi occupation of Norway.
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Communist Propaganda or Capitalist Commercial? A 1930s WNYC Broadcast is Mired in Controversy.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Moscow's Park of Culture and Rest was one of the topics in a controversial series of travelogues aired by WNYC in late 1937 and early 1938. Critics of the station charged the broadcasts were Soviet propaganda meant to gloss over the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin.

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WNYC Covers Howard Hughes After He Circles the Globe in Record Time!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Howard Hughes wades through a scrum of reporters at Floyd Bennett Field, July 14, 1938. Hughes and his four-man crew had just returned to New York after circumnavigating the globe and covering 14,672 miles in a record-setting three days, 19 hours, 14 minutes and 10 seconds.

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The New York Public Radio Archives Loses An Old Friend

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hom Hong Wei (1915-2011) at his WNYC engineering shop workbench in the early 1940s.

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WNYC's First Music Director is a Pioneer in the Broadcast of Classical Music

Friday, February 18, 2011

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WNYC's first Music Supervisor (Music Director) Herman Neuman was a an accomplished conductor and composer and oversaw the department from its beginning in 1924 to 1967. He continued to do his regular "world" music program (classical), Hands Across the Sea into the 1970s.

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The Father of FM Broadcasting is Heard Over WNYC 63 Years Ago Today!

Friday, February 11, 2011

In a rare appearance behind the microphone, Major Edwin H. Armstrong, the inventor of frequency modulation (FM) broadcasting, addressed the WNYC audience 63 years ago today. The occasion was the launch of WNYC's new FM transmitter.

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WNYC Broadcasts D-Day Rally

Friday, February 04, 2011

Belgian-born soprano Lily Djanel sings the French national anthem “La Marseillaise” to a crowd of 50,000 on June 6, 1944. The D-Day rally broadcast by WNYC was presided over by Mayor La Guardia.  

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The Earliest Identifiable WNYC Recording: Lindbergh at City Hall in June, 1927

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh receives a medal of valor from New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, June 13, 1927. The aviator stood in front of the WNYC and network microphones, having just garnered tributes in Washington, D.C. for his historic non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic. 

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WNYC Broadcasts From One of the First Anti-Nazi Rallies Held in the U.S.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dr. John Haynes Holmes addressed tens of thousands at an anti-Nazi rally in Battery Park on May 10, 1933, broadcast over WNYC. The Pastor of the Community Church recalled his earlier protests of the pogroms against the Jews in Czarist Russia and said, Hitler was "more cruel than the Czar."

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WNYC Covers the Celebration of Wiley Post's Record Breaking Flight Around the World in 1933

Friday, January 07, 2011

New York Mayor John P. O'Brien* pinned a gold medal on Wiley Post, 'round-the-world flier' on the steps of City Hall, July 26, 1933. Post's wife Edna Mae is on the right behind the WNYC microphone.

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Mayor La Guardia Urges WNYC Listeners to Support Soviets Fighting Nazis

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia on the steps of City Hall with attorney Allen Wardwell, Chairman of the Greater New York Campaign of Russian War Relief, Inc. launching Russian War Relief Week, June 20, 1942.

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Concert Pianist Nadia Reisenberg at WNYC

Friday, December 31, 2010

Concert pianist Nadia Reisenberg standing in front of the Louis Schanker WPA mural at WNYC, April 25, 1942.*

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A 1950s WNYC Subway Ad by Oppy

Friday, December 24, 2010

A 1950s era New York City subway advertisment for WNYC by Amelia Opdyke Jones, a.k.a. "Oppy". Oppy was the cartoonist  behind a twenty-year run of subway posters and advertisments beginning in 1946.

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Malcolm X on WNYC

Friday, December 17, 2010

Malcolm X in front of the Teresa Hotel in Harlem when he was still a spokesperson for the Nation of Islam.

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Radio Fad: Collecting Verified Reception Stamps

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hobby Helps Determine Signal Reach
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Jules Feiffer Celebrates WNYC

Friday, December 03, 2010

Cartoonist Graces Cover of Program Guide

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Music History On the Air in 1936

Friday, November 26, 2010

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Brooklyn College Sponsors Music Series

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A Rare WPA-Era WNYC Poster!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Innovative Graphic Circa 1940

 

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Once Upon a Time Press Badges Were Buttons

Friday, November 12, 2010

Credentials in a Simpler Time

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