8:45 - Sanitation Band concert.

Tuesday, December 29, 1931

Elmer C. Goodwin, Engineer Adviser to the Sanitation Commission, reports on difficulties faced by Sanitation Department in the performance of their duties in the City of New York. The Department reports on collecting trash, ashes, and snow in 1,600 trucks on a daily basis. Garbage trucks double as snowplows; snow is disposed of in the sewer system. Trucks must be sturdy to do their jobs well, and to meet the challenges; experimental vehicles have been introduced. Features of new trucks are described, as well as purchasing procedures.

Dr. William Schroeder, Jr., is mentioned as Chairman of the City’s Sanitation Department. Followed by an introduction to Charles Roberts' "Stand Pat" March, performed by the Sanitation Department Band, conducted by James J. Cunningham. Segment cuts off before finishing.

WNYC archives id: 73718


James J. Cunningham, Elmer C. Goodwin and Charles J. Roberts


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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

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