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, March 04, 2019
City attorney argues that the public good should take precedence over commercial interests.
Friday, March 01, 2019
When they marched, their opponents called them sissies.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
The NAACP scores a regular Wednesday slot for talks on a broad spectrum of issues.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
King emphasizes the importance of nonviolence and relates achievements of the nonviolent sit-in movement that resulted in desegregation action in 210 southern cities.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
A former Director of WNYC pays tribute to Mayor La Guardia' a man he called 'a great communicator.'
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
A great conductor and regular feature on WNYC.
Sunday, January 06, 2019
Blind musicians get a weekly gig on WNYC.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Chely Wright's "Santa Will Find You." “Andy in the Archives.” Amy Plitt on "Where to donate and volunteer in NYC this holiday season."
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Claire Maldarelli & Leslie Bonci on unhealthy diets. “Andy in the Archives.” Phill Niblock, Jim Staley, & David Weinstein on “6 Hours of Music and Film” at Roulette.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Another milestone in radio history.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Deb Perelman on Hanukkah food. Andy Lanset, presents “Andy in the Archives.” Gary Hustwit on “Rams.”
Thursday, November 29, 2018
On December 11, 1962, the day after his 65th birthday, composer and pianist Henry Cowell sat down with WQXR's music director Abram Chasins.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Rajendra Roy on this year's Oscar contenders. “Andy in the Archives.” Jen Chaney on Stephen Hillenburg & "Spongebob Squarepants." Selma Slabiak on "Spirit of the North."
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Carla Lalli Music on Thanksgiving dishes. “Andy in the Archives.” Issie Lapowsky on Facebook.