Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

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 alanset@nypublicradio.org.

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

Andy in the Archives

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New York Public Radio's director of archives, Andy Lanset, joins us for this week’s installment of our ongoing series, “Andy in the Archives.”

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'Andy in the Archives'

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

WNYC director of archives Andy Lanset. 

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Andy in the Archives: Malcolm X

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

New York Public Radio's director of archives, Andy Lanset, joins us for this week’s installment of our ongoing series, “Andy in the Archives.”

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'Andy in the Archives:' Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 17, 2020

A special MLK Jr. Day edition of "Andy in the Archives." 

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Andy in the Archives: Death of Nikola Tesla, Plus Public Domain News

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

New York Public Radio's director of archives, Andy Lanset, joins us for this week’s installment of our ongoing series, “Andy in the Archives.”

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'Andy in the Archives:' Past Visions of the Future

Thursday, January 02, 2020

A special New Year's edition of "Andy in the Archives." 

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Comment Floods WNYC With Bobby Pins in 1943

Saturday, December 21, 2019

WNYC listeners have always supported the arts!
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'Andy in the Archives'

Friday, December 20, 2019

A new installment of Andy in the Archives. 

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Andy in the Archives: 71st Anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

New York Public Radio's director of archives, Andy Lanset, joins us for this week’s installment of our ongoing series, “Andy in the Archives.”

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'Andy in the Archives': Princess Margaret Visits New York

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

A new 'Andy in the Archives.' 

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Andy in the Archives: November 8 in WNYC History

Thursday, November 14, 2019

New York Public Radio's director of archives, Andy Lanset, joins us for this week’s installment of our ongoing series, “Andy in the Archives.”

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'Andy in the Archives:' The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

A new installment of "Andy in the Archives." 

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"Andy in the Archives": The History of the MoMA

Friday, October 25, 2019

Looking back at how WNYC has covered the MoMA over the years. 

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Andy in the Archives

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New York Public Radio's director of archives, Andy Lanset, joins us for this week’s installment of our ongoing series, “Andy in the Archives."

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'Andy in the Archives'

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

A look inside the WNYC archives with Andy Lanset. 

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WNYC Keeps on Truck'n: Nearly a Century of 'Mobile Units'

Monday, September 23, 2019

WNYC's trucks and vans have been a traveling the streets of New York hauling equipment, engineers and producers to a multitude of parades, ceremonies, rallies and more since 1924. 
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Sam Price plays "Mayor La Guardia Jumps"

Sunday, September 22, 2019

An unusual and rare recording.
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How WNYC's Coverage of Climate Has Changed Since a Conversation in 1954

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New York Public Radio's director of archives, Andy Lanset, joins us for this week’s installment of our ongoing series, “Andy in the Archives.”

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Country and Western Music with Dorothy Horstman

Monday, September 16, 2019

At the time, Dorothy's show was the only country music show in the New York metropolitan area.
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'Andy in the Archives:' RICO

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A new "Andy in the Archives." 

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