WNYC Turns 88: Relive the Station's First Broadcast

WNYC's first official broadcast was at 8:56 p.m. on July 8, 1924. Since then, the station has been a witness to the news, politics and cultural events of New York City.

During the broadcast, the police band, Vincent Lopez Orchestra and  variety of sopranos, contraltos, vocal groups and instrumentalists performed.

Catholic, Jewish and Protestant clergy provided invocations, blessings and prayers.

Courtesy of NYC Municipal Archives