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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Post Post, A Sampling and Tribute to Some Classic Live Morning Music Moments

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Speaking of......you're listening to WNYC, New York.
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

WNYC and the NYPD Agree, Don’t Run Away from Home!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In its earliest days WNYC worked closely with the NYPD.
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

WNYC and the NYPD: In Search of Criminals

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Long before the FBI's most wanted lists, WNYC was helping the NYPD track down criminals.
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Those Dusty Archives

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A crusading archivist encounters the jungle of his/her own collection.
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Ready or Not, Listeners Hear John Cage Composition Over WNYC in 1945

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One of the earliest known broadcast recordings of a John Cage work.
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The Poet Laureate of Radio: Norman Corwin on WNYC and WQXR

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Radio's greatest dramatist leaves his mark on both WNYC and WQXR.
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Josephine, the Talking Jeep

Thursday, October 30, 2014

During World War II, WNYC was cranking out war-related programming on a full-time basis. In this classic radio play, a G.I. falls in love with the "smooth, straight lines" of his Jeep.
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Mary Perot Nichols: Guiding WNYC's Rebirth and Renewal - Part 1

Monday, October 27, 2014

In 1979, when the city owned WNYC, then-Mayor Ed Koch demanded the station air the names of men who patronized prostitutes, and it cost director Mary Perot Nichols a fortune in funding.
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Mary Perot Nichols: Guiding WNYC's Rebirth and Renewal - Part 2

Monday, October 27, 2014

WNYC gets a new facility and wins a Peabody. A lot of change for WNYC in 6 years.
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Shirley Zak Hayes: WNYC's First Woman Staff Announcer

Thursday, October 09, 2014

She broke into the Boy's Club here in 1966, but she'd already distinguished herself as a community activist—thanks to her, there's no four-lane highway through Washington Square Park.
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The Flexner Incident: Not One of Our Finer Moments

Monday, July 21, 2014

James Flexner's first appearance on WNYC in 1931 could have gone better. He tells the story of the announcer with the wandering hands.

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WNYC and WQXR: Pioneer Broadcasters of Latin American Music

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It started at WNYC, ended up at WQXR and packed a south of the border beat.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kurt Vonnegut Talks to the Dead

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

As part of WNYC's 90th anniversary celebration, Marty Goldensohn, former WNYC news director, shares excerpts from the station's 1998 series "Reports on the Afterlife." It's based on Vonnegut's book God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian, a fictionalized account of interviews with recently deceased people.

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WNYC Covers Sex and Rebellion in the Village in 1959

Monday, July 07, 2014

Fifty-five years ago, WNYC addressed the "tension" in Greenwich Village over interracial couples and beatniks. We hear your memories of the era.

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Thomas B. Morgan, Former Head of WNYC, Dies

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thomas B. Morgan, the President of the WNYC Communications Group from April 1990 to April 1994, died today. Morgan was an honorary trustee of New York Public Radio. He had not been well for some time.

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How Geopolitics Shaped WNYC’s Iconic Station Identification

Friday, June 13, 2014

NBC had tones. We had a statement of hope for the world.
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The Man Who Fought For and Founded WNYC

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC
WNYC's founding: A story from the dawn of the Radio Age.
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Leader of American Anthropology Launches WNYC Series

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

American scientists and intellectuals in the fight against fascism before World War II.

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Enjoy WNYC's Tube Noise-Free Sound? You're Not Alone

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thomas Edison's 'right hand man' praises WNYC's static-free sound in this 1936 missive.

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Spinning on Air

Best of Pete Seeger, from Beethoven to the the Folk Music Almanac

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Pete Seeger had a long association with WNYC. David Garland presents some Seeger highlights from WNYC's Archive, including one of Seeger's 1946 shows in which he sings, accompanying himself on banjo; plus music and interview excerpts from a 1986 edition of Dave Sear's Folk Music Almanac program. In addition you'll hear Seeger play Beethoven on banjo, and sing his own nine-minute lullaby, "One Grain of Sand."

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