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From card catalog: Swearing in of Seymour N. Siegel, director of WNYC, comments on WNYC, Mike Quill, etc.
Siegel and Lindsay perform the swearing in. Each thanks the other.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 70546 Municipal archives id: T1097
This is a machine-generated transcript. Text is unformatted and may contain errors. Repeat after me I see more and I see where I can see where you solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution states with the future of the United States and the Constitution of the state of New York City of the state of New York and that I will face the discharge the duties of and I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of director of Radio Communications Office of Government to radio communications and broadcasting system in this bill broadcasting system of the city of New York the city of New York writing to the best of my ability going to the place to me. That. I am very pleased that that side Siegel is going to be with us and I look forward to working with him and. With the minister broadcasting system of the city of New York very frequently very often. And. We hope that we can do whatever it possibly can to. See to it through the use of these facilities that the people of New York are part of New York City's governmental life institutional life and. Aspects of New York that. Are in the education world. Thanks thank you Mr Mayor I am so grateful to you I appreciate the expressions of support confidence. There's a great deal of work still be done of the minister Broadcasting System and with looking forward with considerable anticipation to completing those things certainly your indication of a ready use of this communication is the saw something that everybody welcome thank you so much a single thing I said. Yeah we got a few minutes. Take me Johnny Cash I'm going to get me on it but I. Believe. We have to make it very. Very. Late thank you very much and yet here I am being hungry you know what I think. It defies it applies throughout the government and. The. ALL governmental or governmental organizations and structures I dealing at this moment with a control board and they're getting answers within an hour. We'll submit any suggestions that he has to me as commander of the year if. Any ideas that he have that he has I'd be delighted to receive although I want to make it clear that. I as mayor of New York have no intention whatsoever at this moment as I stand here to recommend a double N.Y.C.B. salt I think it's a and it's an integral part of New York City's governmental life and community life. And educational life and you know make a very brief use of it you think you're making you know if it if it is possible to make increased use of it in such fashion that the people of New York are brought closer to the government and vice versa why then I should do that Mr Mayor what was your reaction to the rather high words from Mr Crow yesterday. That kind words you're out of right I mean right and he indicates that the people here will not try to really want to transportation night and you might want to come up with. Well you must have had a good rest in the hospital what do you think about his comments about President Johnson which were so. Many didn't have a good rep.