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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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Renaissance

Monday, January 01, 1900

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

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[This is a fake entry to test the new CMS script on Sep 23].

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Harris J. Klein

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Marvin Sleeper hosts.


Klein, a transportation attorney and member of the NYC transit authority, answers questions ...

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Mitch Miller

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Mitch Miller introduces three cuts of ...

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David Brookman

Monday, January 01, 1900

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No music on this recording. Only ...

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[Orchestral and operatic music].

Monday, January 01, 1900

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2 bands: first excerpts from a ...

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Unidentified World War II BBC News Broadcast

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Jacob's Dream

Monday, January 01, 1900

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

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Ruth Sylvester

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Interview with Ruth Sylvester, staff recreation ...

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Eyes on the Sky Number 3

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Opens with song that proclaims "Vigilance ...

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[Jerry Livingston Medley]

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Jerry Livingston performs portions of songs: ...

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[Instrumental medley, White Christmas, Silent Night]

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Begins abruptly. First half missing.

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Tommy

Monday, January 01, 1900

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The story of Tommy, the "boy ...

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Communications in Civil Defense

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Seymour Siegel, Director of Civil Defense communications for New York City, talks about communication in civil ...

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The role of the Committee on Shelters in Civil Defense

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Wallander talks to Bernard J. Gilroy, ...

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Announcement of Adlai Stevenson's death

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Opens with not for air radio chatter announcing different actualities.

actuality: Senator Everett ...

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Inner Circle Club : "A Streetcar Framed O'Dwyer" (50th jubilee show).

Monday, January 01, 1900

A Streetcar Framed O'Dwyer

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Farm Directors Group

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Farm Broadcasters funds drive for the ...

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YWCA Spots : Donation requests

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Celebrities provide information about the YWCA's ...

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Bakers' Union Update

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Division of Labor Relations announcement regarding ...

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