Growing up in New Jersey, Archivist Andy Lanset was probably the only 8-year-old who spent all of his paper route money on records and wind-up phonographs at the flea market and then cataloged them all in a 3x5 card file. Since then, he has gone on to amass an archive of his own as well as to collect, organize, and preserve thousands of recordings, photographs, and station-related ephemera for the WNYC and WQXR archive collections.
Since establishing the Archives in 2000, Andy has been working in-house with recordings in nearly every possible format. At the same time, he has been reaching out to former producers around the country for New York Public Radio materials that have migrated over the stations' long history.
After receiving a B.A. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Purchase, Andy began his public radio career in 1981 as the staff reporter for WBAI. By the mid-1980s, he was freelancing reports, features, and documentaries for NPR, CBC, BBC, Monitor Radio, and other public radio outlets. He produced several award-winning documentaries for NPR, including Scottsboro: A Civil Rights Milestone, which aired in 1992.
During the 1990s, Andy worked closely with David Isay and Henry Sapoznik on the Peabody award winning Yiddish Radio Project. He has also evaluated and preserved audio materials for NYU's Wagner Labor Archives, Columbia University, Cornell University, Union Theological Seminary, The Cleveland Public Library, The YIVO Institute, and other specialized and academic collections. Andy also has an MS and archives certificate from The Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Sciences. In October, 2009 he was awarded the Archivists' Roundtable of Metropolitan New York Award for Archival Achievement for his work at WNYC. You can e-mail Andy at email@example.com.
Andy Lanset appears in the following:
Monday, November 13, 2023
Once a sister station with whom we shared a significant amount of programming.
Friday, October 27, 2023
Campaigning in an open car.
Monday, October 09, 2023
When the radio documentary was an emerging genre.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
A creature of Tammany Hall and City Hall, he made the best of a limited budget.
Monday, January 16, 2023
Ann Powers on music for racial justice.
Monday, April 25, 2022
By most measures, WNYC should not exist. You might even call it a radio station with more than nine lives.
Sunday, February 27, 2022
Independent Ukraine speaks.
Thursday, February 24, 2022
"A star in every field open to a singer’s art."
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The Federal WPA-sponsored new digs compete with the big boys.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
In the wake of Kristallnacht and Father Coughlin's diatribes a French Catholic philosopher strikes back.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
WNYC's director gets a gander at an early tape recorder.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
A concert that lifted the temper of the Times.
Monday, September 06, 2021
WNYC's first grant-funded program series.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Einstein had subscriptions to both the WNYC and WQXR program guides!
Sunday, July 18, 2021
The first living photographer to have a retrospective at MOMA.
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
More exciting than watching paint dry!
Saturday, May 29, 2021
"The science of physics is master here. The transmission of sound is the paramount problem."
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Imagine, for a moment, the Boy Scouts run by the New York City Department of Sanitation with a regular radio program, but no uniform.
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Pioneering traffic safety through radio drama.