August 1, 1925
Before a crowd of 25,000 at Ebbets Field and thousands more listening over WNYC, the City launches its first free Municipal outdoor opera series. The performance of Verdi's Aida includes a cast of more than 400, with policemen playing Egyptian soldiers and camels and elephants borrowed from the Bronx Zoo.
February 11, 1954
British-born jazz guitarist Sidney Gross discusses the guitar as a medium for jazz interpretations on Adventures in Jazz. (This program began in October 1953 and appears to have run through 1956. Gross, a former R.A.F. bandleader, taught a class by the same name at Columbia University in 1954. Billboard also described Gross as the "repertoire chief" of Urania records in 1956.)