1949:Dr.Ralph Bunche announces the landmark 1949 Arab-Israeli General Armistice Agreement.
1965: Juscelino Kubitschek, former President of Brazil, addresses the Overseas Press Club on what is happening in his country and discusses his being stripped of political power as an alleged communist.
A While Back
Listener Cathy Marczyk just sent us this snap of her mom, Matilde Schwartz, working at WNYC in the late 1940s. (WNYC Archive Collections)
24 Years Ago Today
WNYC begins experimental FM operations on 43.9 megacycles* under the call letters W39NY. Regular broadcasts begin on March 13, 1943. Below is WNYC's first FM antenna on the Municipal Building. (WNYC Archive Collections)
* In the late 1930s, when the FCC opened up FM broadcasting, the first band assigned for use was 42-50 mHz. More Information
WNYC first day of broadcast, July 8, 1924 (Municipal Archives Collection)
Before he was an adviser to President Trump and before he was Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 1983 and he spoke with WQXR's Lloyd Moss about his favorite music on This is My Music.
WNYC celebrated its 92nd anniversary this past July. Just think, 7-and-a-half short years to the big centennial. In this space we'll be linking to various historical WNYC champions, broadcasts and milestones celebrating nearly a century on the air in the public interest. This week: Kurt Vonnegut on Breakfast of Champions in 1974.