Calypso singer Cecil Anderson, a.k.a. 'The Duke of Iron,' writes and performs a ballad in honor of the city station and Mayor La Guardia on WNYC's Adventures in Music.
Here is an excerpt:
Yes, WNYC, it is owned by the people of N.Y.C.
My friends, Iâ€™m known as the Duke of Iron,
And I sing to people throughout the land.
I came from Trinidad, maybe you have heard of the glorious land of the humming bird.
I highly appreciate your loyalty
And the grand privilege thatâ€™s offered me
By the nice people of New York City and the Station WNYC.
You have heard of that great little fighter,
And I mean our Mayor La Guardia
Who for days and nights of much deliberation
Fought for the existence of his pet station.
We look up to him as the godfather
For without his aid we couldnâ€™t get so far,
Through his efforts you would be glad to hear
Weâ€™ll be on the air for another year.