WNYC's 1928 Election Night Plans
"WNYC, the municipal broadcasting station of the City of New York, will devote its entire program Tuesday night, November 6, to the broadcasting of the election returns. The full report of the Associated Press will be sent directly to WNYC to be handled there by a corps of newspapermen. The program will be handled by The Sun and will embrace immediate, full and comprehensive reports of the vote for President throughout the nation, the vote for Governor and other officers in New York State, and the New Jersey returns, while local returns will come over a direct wire from Police Headquarters. In addition to the Associated Press, The Sun has arranged with fifteen leading newspapers throughout the country to send special dispatches and summaries of the situation in their areas. It is the intention of WNYC to make this broadcast as complete as any ever attempted on a Presidential election. The station believes that the returns will take up the whole of the evening's program and is planning nothing else for the night. Should there be any lapses, and none are expected, some well-known dance orchestras will be on hand to fill in. WNYC will go on the air with the returns at 6 p.m."
Source: The Queens Daily Star, November 2, 1928.