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WNYC-FM Sign-Off

Friday, April 15, 1949

The exact date of this episode is unknown. We've filled in the date above with a placeholder. What we actually have on record is: 1949-04-15 (ca.).

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

WNYC FM Sign-off circa 1949, recorded four times.

"And now your city station WNYC-FM broadcasting on a frequency of 93.9 megacycles leaves the air. The voice of New York City has been at your service bringing you the finest music, the latest news and public service programs of special interest. Your city station operates under the direct supervision of Mayor William O'Dwyer with Seymour M. Segel as director. And so, until 7 o'clock tomorrow morning, the voice of New York City bids you all good night."

A chorus performs the Star-Spangled Banner.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 8315

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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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