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Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

Woody Guthrie and WNYC

Friday, June 24, 2011

He was a regular guest on Leadbelly's show and sang the station's praises.
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Edward Tatnall Canby: Reviewer, Critic, Audiophile, Conductor, Teacher & Host

Friday, June 17, 2011

A reviewer's reviewer.
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Intrepid City College Staffers Record Dust Bowl Refugees for WNYC Documentary

Friday, June 10, 2011

You could call them Lomax juniors.
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David Randolph: The Father of Weekly Thematic Music Programming

Friday, June 03, 2011

His weekly show aired for 33 years on WNYC.
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Opera Soprano Frieda Hempel Sings on WNYC Because She Loves New York!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mayor La Guardia said he could not find the words to thank her.
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A 1926 Edition of Soundcheck: The Flanagan Brothers

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Flanagan Brothers were the most popular group of Irish entertainers in New York City between the early 1920's and the late 1930's. Joe, Mike and Louis (who is not pictured here and played harp guitar) were born in Waterford City, Ireland in the 1890's and emigrated to the United States with their parents at the turn of the century. They settled in Albany, New York. The brothers, all self-taught, played at concerts, dances, bars, clubs, and on WNYC. They recorded 160 songs for several labels and their discs sold well across the U.S, Britain and Ireland. Many have since been reissued in anthology collections. Here is an original version of the Kerry Mills Barndance courtesy of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

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WNYC Broadcasts Tribute to Nikola Tesla

Friday, April 29, 2011

Without him, the modern world wouldn't be the same.
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From the Archives

Sunday, April 17, 2011

It’s often a challenge when dealing with archive materials for web presentations.

You have audio and no photo or vice versa.  Additionally, materials we now recognize as being innovative and landmark productions may have been overlooked in their day, leaving little public record of their activities.  

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Artist and architect A.G. Lorimer Captures WNYC's Old Transmitter Site From Two Perspectives.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Art and technology in harmony.
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The Federal WPA Music Project is a Major Presence at WNYC

Friday, April 08, 2011

A lot of people think Mayor La Guardia saved WNYC, but it was really the Federal WPA.
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Isaac Brimberg: The Broadcast Pioneer Who Made It All Work

Friday, March 25, 2011

He was an MIT grad who made all the difference.
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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

A cold war was brewing well before the World War II.
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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

The first Chinese-American broadcast technician in the New York-metro area.
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WNYC's First Music Director is a Pioneer in the Broadcast of Classical Music

Friday, February 18, 2011

APM
He was a an accomplished conductor and composer and oversaw the department from its beginning in 1924 to 1967.
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The Father of FM Broadcasting is Heard Over WNYC 63 Years Ago Today!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The inventor of FM radio helps to launch WNYC 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

The oldest piece of the WNYC audio ever found!
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WNYC Broadcasts From One of the First Anti-Nazi Rallies Held in the U.S.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The first and far from the last of such coverage.
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