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In the New York City Municipal Archives WNYC Sound Collection, we hear the voices of presidents, dignitaries, world leaders, artistic revolutionaries, musical geniuses, luminaries of the literati, and cultural icons. The sounds of a city and a nation are captured through nearly a century of transformations, tribulations, and triumphs. WNYC microphones were present when Admiral Byrd returned from his historic flight over the North Pole in 1926 and when Colonel Charles Lindbergh returned from his solo flight to Paris the following year. Perhaps best known are New York City Mayor F. H. La Guardia's weekly Talk to the People broadcasts over WNYC throughout World War II.

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Governor La Follette Speech : Problems Facing Us Today

Monday, February 28, 1938

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Introduction of Governor La Follette. La Folette speaks on the problems facing the United States today. Speaks of the threat of war facing Americans. Need to maintain a prosperous society.

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Sign Off Ax

Saturday, February 26, 1938

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Short sign-off by Anthony Marvin and Star-Spangled Banner precede WNYC station ID.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 69189
Municipal archives id: LT387

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Fantasy Overture [by] Dr. [Alvin] Kranich

Saturday, January 01, 1938

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Alvin Kranich's "Fantasy overture" for orchestra. ...

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Interview with Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas

Thursday, December 23, 1937

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Interview with Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas who talks about the Christmas of 1897 and the letter she wrote to the New York Sun asking whether there is a Santa Claus. She's an ...

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Dedication of WNYC Transmitter Site in Greenpoint

Sunday, October 31, 1937

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"New York City's Own Station, WNYC"

Lots of hiss but improves as program continues.

Tommy Cowan announces the playing of the National Anthem which is ...

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[Dr. Chambers Commentaries]

Tuesday, October 06, 1936

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Two segments narrated by "Dr. Chambers." From Oregon State System of Education; KOAC

Scrambled Homes for Breakfast: On the occasion of a new school year. Sue is a ...

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Theatre Workshop : Paul Revere

Wednesday, January 01, 1930

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Radio drama of the story of ...

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A. Herbert Fedder

Thursday, November 01, 1900

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A. Herbert Fedder, member of the ...

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Vegetable juice cocktail and corn fritters

Monday, October 01, 1900

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Meatless Menus:


Lunch:
Vegetable juice cocktail

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Hot cottage cheese open face sandwich

Monday, October 01, 1900

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Lunch:
Hot cottage cheese open face ...

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Memorial Day Services from Arlington Cemetery

Thursday, May 31, 1900

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Major General Luther Miller, Chief Chaplain ...

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Retarding Tooth Decay

Tuesday, May 01, 1900

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Discussion of the "soft living and ...

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Turning the Corner

Thursday, January 18, 1900

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New York State Department of Health. 1950s. Drama about narcotics. Story about Marty Dentfield who was ...

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In Sickness and In Health

Wednesday, January 03, 1900

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Drama spot: Story of a young ...

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Richard Tucker

Tuesday, January 02, 1900

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Introductions to musical selections (not played) ...

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Operation Beersheba

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Medical drama to emphasize that Israel ...

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Leave of Absense

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of ...

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Renaissance

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of ...

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[Triangle of Rhythm, Anti-Discrimination Law, Peterson Sisters, Laura Bowman]

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Undated program featuring music by Triangle ...

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Peter Jacobson

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Peter Jacobson, of the newly formed ...

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