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WNYC is part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s “My Source” public awareness initiative, which aims to celebrate and reaffirm the essential role of public broadcasting in our society. And we need your help. We hope to enlist you, our listeners, to share your stories and experiences about what makes you value WNYC and how the station connects you to our community and our world.
Hear these listeners’ stories about what WNYC's programming means to them. And add your own in the comments section below.
Liz O., Brooklyn
I wake up in the morning to Brian Lehrer. It’s fascinating to learn what other people in your city are thinking and feeling. WNYC is my source for news, culture and cool insights into the people living in my city. It’s my morning drug.
Emily J., Brooklyn
[Brian Lehrer and Leonard Lopate] bring issues into new light in ways I never would have thought of. WNYC is my source for local news, arts coverage—and conversation!
Conrad K., Brooklyn
The election information is not just shallow numbers. They delve into stories for the reasons why what happened happened. WNYC is my source for news and information you can go to the bank with.
Raymond M., Brooklyn
WNYC provides relevant, in-depth, topical information. It’s just not sound bites. I get substance out of the programming. WNYC is my source for intellectual development and appreciation.
Marc F., Manhattan (And Friends)
Part of what I look for from public radio is to hear different sides of the story. WNYC is my source for balanced news and information. It’s like a member of my family.
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Miss Danny Stiles..
Have been trying to capture programs from the archives, evidently no longer available.
Could you make them available as a stream??
He had records that noone else remembers.
His old names of people in the news was priceless, Alois Havrila comes to mind.
We have lost a valuable resource of the 20th century''I only regret you didn't think enough of him to give him a clear sending signal. 820 was always full of static in the evening.
Just a note about tonight's program:
Danny played a clip from an early Fred Allen show where Jerry Colonna was a guest. Fred Allen was one of the few comedians who could use the word "surrealist" in an introduction. For the matter I don't know another comedian who would describe Colonna as a graduate from the "Baldwin Locomotive School of Music."
Maybe Benny's show had a wider appeal because he rarely made reference to anything from popular culture. Among Allen's audience were people who probably read Time magazine, Life, or Collier's and may have been paying attention.
The Benny shows I have heard are funny and I still remember seeing re-runs of his TV show. I did see a documentary where one of Allen's writers said he thought if Fred had lived longer, he died in 1956, he could have had a new career in television when the talk show format came along.
-Steven John Bosch from Westbury, NY
Since the change on the dial to 105.9, reception has deteriorated.
I mostly listen to Schwartz on 93.9 which also became less clear.
I enjoy the music very much.
The one thing I cannot understand is the poor care taken of the equipment.
namely the CD player that keeps malfunctioning because of DUST?
Give me a break a little can of compressed air would solve that..
There /I got off my chest.
Thank you HG
-herb goldstein from westbury, ny
I am an old admirer of Brian Lehrer and listen to his broadcasts fairly regularly. An old admirer. Leonard Lopate is another favourite ofmine. Good luck to you, Brian
-Rajendra Prasad Harkara from Hyderabad, India
I have always been a fan of public radio and its variety of programming, being involved with WBGO since 1984, it has given me many moments of listening pleasure and has been an augment to my formal education. In the future, I hope to become more involved with NPR on a broader scope, although my responsibilities may change with the times.
Anthony Brown from Bronx, New York
To my great horror, I read a comment that suggested cutting the Danny Stiles show! What a horrible suggestion! He's one in a million. I absolutely love Danny Stiles and do my very best to never miss his show. Please never even daydream about taking him off the air! He rocks!
-lola from manhattan
WNYC is my source for intelligent coverage, good vocabulary and interesting interviews. WNYC is great therapy when I am feeling lonely and blue.
-dorothy kellogg from manhattan
Hello WNYC Radio , i listen to you via my WiFi Radio , even though your 5 hours behind Britain , i do still enjou listening to your show & getting an American view on Life, i even Subscribe to your email newsletter, as i work shifts i can listen at different times of the day too.
Im a Big Radio Fan , we have many differnt types of station in the UK , & ITS OFTEN REALLY INTERESTING TO HEAR HOW USA Radio compares to UK Radio.
Keep up the the good work.
Regards Gary, God Bless.
-Gary White from Kent , United Kingdom
WNYC is my saving grace & it's personnel feel like old friends. I started listening to WNYC in my 20's - just turned 50 - and I always loved how much I could learn just by listening. After moving to the suburbs from Manhattan in the 90's it became clear that NPR was going to be my lifeline. Most of what goes on in my area is boderline prosaic in its dullness and homogeny, but WNYC makes me feel a part of the larger world. Inspirational, educational and entertaining. I live for Leonard Lopate, Brian Lehrer & "The Takeaway"; my 12 yr. old now loves "Wait,Wait Don't Tell Me" as much as I do and I try never to miss "Car Talk" or "Lake Woebegone" and its wonderful news. My window to the world and brain food. That's WNYC. Thank you.
-Luisa Riano-Anderson from New Jersey
I agree with the previous listener about how great the Jonathan Schwartz shows are. However, the Danny Stiles?Styles? show is the pits. The dude has verbal diarrhea, nattering on about his many fans. Gag me with a spoon. If an evening show is to be cut, why not this one instead of the excellent News and Notes.
Most of my listening is done nights, weekends, and catching up on Brian and Leonard on line. Apart from the above mentioned show, the programs are excellent.
-francyne from Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
I love the Saturday and Sunday shows by Jonathon Schwartz, but it really breaks my heart when he only mentions the name of the singer, and hardly ever the musician doing beautiful obligado work, in particular the trumpet and trombone. This Sat (Dec 20) he played a gorgeous Gershwin song, and only the singer was mentioned, even though the trombone solo was extremely beautiful. It would only take a second or two to mention such stellar musicians.
I love wnyc its the only station that is allowed in my car. at home i love to listen on my old 30 yo sony tube style radio. years ago i practiced transidental meditation where one is given a mantra-supposedly unigue to that person to repeat, eys closed, back straight, breath slowly and naturally, imagine the waves breaking on the beach,letting the energy of the universe flow through your soul. Now I listen to wnyc and i really get tuned into the universe of news and information and the lack of commercial chatter i find very relaxing. btw i know at least two others who were given the same mantra as i!
-edward donlon from new brighton si
Happy Birthday Jonno! (Jonathan schwartz) I had to wait till u were 70, before being so audacious, but it isn't everday you turn seventy, especially when you're ever so much younger & will be thru infinity. .Whatever you say & play for Rogers, today,I say & pray for you. You're connected at the hip with him, but so everlastingly yourself at the same time.I don't have a crush, I'm not young enough for that. I'm BLESSED by you, every time I listen & somtimes when I;m not listening, directly, that is. And so I bless you today and celebrate the day God, Arthur & Katherine had the good sense to being you to the world .A song's in my heart, because of you!
-Jane Campbell from new york city
I started listening to WNYC years ago to find an alternative to that other, boring, repetitive classical music station -- and couldn't wait for the music to start at 7 PM!! I enjoyed it at all hours of the night: there was always something new-to-me, unique, interesting, and informative.... What happened to it???
-Susan White from Morristown, NJ
Almost no one other than WNYC is making an effort in the mainstream media to challenge conventional explanations. Although cautiously, WNYC does open an issue, raise the light, just a little bit more toward what is really going on here and in the World. Brian and Lenny, and to some extent some of the non-wnyc talk shows, do challenge the standard narrative with an oblique question here and there, to help get some light on the issues we must deal with as Americans.
-Jim in Manhattan
WNYC is my source for... well, everything. I finally got rid of my television a year ago and now instead of zoning out on lazy mornings or tired evenings, I have the radio on most of the day. It's the first thing I do in the morning, even before brewing that necessary cup of coffee. My quality of life has shot up dramatically. I work in network commercial news, but listen to WNYC at home because of the perspective and more in depth conversation and explorations on topics it and it's network programming provide. I sometimes feel distanced from what's happening locally, but catch up with that on the Brian Lehrer Show and I'm helplessly in love with the weekends. Public radio's a fundamental part of my life.
-Joshua Cook from Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY
I turned on WNYC years ago by accident and caught Leonard Lopate talking to Pegeen Fitzgerald on a show called Senior Edition. It wasn't at all "Senior"! I couldn't stop listening, even though at the time I was in my thirties. That show turned out to be a portal to Brian, and John Hockenberry, and Ray Suarez, and Terry Gross, The Infinite Mind,This American Life, and even Car Talk! My kids listen...My husband listens.We're all smarter because of you, and infinitely entertained.
-Lynda Leo from Bloomfield, NJ
I wake up and go to sleep with WNYC and listen online intermittently throughout the day. For me this is the best way to learn what's really going on and be entertained at the same time. No hooplah, no commercials, no drama in the reporting. It makes me feel good to have a wide, in depth perspective of what's going on and how it effects the world and me.
-Claire Kimball from White Plains NY
WNYC is my partner all day. I listen; I go out; I listen in the car. I'm a 76 year old suburban woman who keeps her brain in gear. You keep it hot and ready/current.
I learn; I challenge (in my head); I disagree but my critical thinking function is continually questioning. You're wonderful; nothing like it elsewhere.
Be lost without you.
-Claire J. Dutt from 10510 (Westchester)
I listened to WNYC, when I was little before NPR. Now I truly value the programs with Jonathon Schwartz.I have been listening to him for many years on many stations. Thank yhou for his shows. I also appreciate Prairie Home Companion, especially Sunday on am
-Cary Ericson from Stratford, CT
Part of what I look for from public radio is to hear different sides of the story. In a city with as much color and energy as New York, no other station gives me that whole perspective, not just of the city, but of the rest of the country. WNYC is my source for balanced news and information. It’s like a member of my family.
-Marc F. from Manhattan
I need to know what’s going on in the world, what’s going on in my community. I have a large appetite for information that you wouldn’t necessarily get from general sources. WNYC provides information that I find to be relevant, in-depth, and topical. It’s just not sound bites. I get substance out of the programming. WNYC is my source for intellectual development and appreciation.
— Raymond M., Brooklyn, NY
I started listening to WNYC mainly because my girlfriend would listen to it. Then on my own I started listening and I thought “This is pretty cool stuff.” I wake up to WNYC every day. The election information is not just shallow numbers. They delve into stories for the reasons why what happened happened. WNYC is my source for news and information you can go to the bank with.
Conrad, Brooklyn, NY
I listen to all of Leonard Lopate’s and Brian Lehrer’s podcasts while I’m running or on the subway. They bring issues into new light in ways I never would have thought of. I feel very lucky as a listener. What they do really well is bring you what’s current in the arts and local politics. I’m a bit of a fact-dropper … WNYC is definitely my source for local news, arts coverage — and conversation!
I wake up in the morning to Brian Lehrer. It’s fascinating to learn what other people in your city are thinking and feeling. It’s everything from the state of our affairs in politics to what’s happening in City Hall to what’s going on with the parking on your block to great food and where to get it. WNYC is my source for culture and cool insights into the people living in my city. It’s my morning drug.
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